Hohokam Elementary is offering a program to teach kids how to ride a bike.
The All Kids Bike Kindergarten Learn-to-Ride Program is a 24-fleet of bikes, pedal conversion kits, helmets, one teacher instruction bike and certified curriculum teacher training, which is everything needed to teach kids how to progress from balance to riding a bike in eight lessons at Hohokam Elementary.
Lisa Weyer, executive director of the Strider Education Foundation said in a press release, “The ability to ride a bike develops physical and mental well-being and instills confidence which can lead to better focus in the classroom. Kindergarten is the perfect age to teach kids to ride a bike focusing on gross motor skills, balance and coordination. By teaching bike riding at the entry-level in a public school system, we are providing the knowledge and a positive foundation of a lifelong skill.”
At Hohokam Elementary, this program will teach approximately 80 kindergarten students how to ride a bike on an annual basis. With the equipment lifespan of 7–10 years, this will impact up to 800 kids over the next decade.
All Kids Bike is a national movement led by the Strider Education Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 organization formed in 2017. The All Kids Bike Learn to Ride Program was launched in 2018 and is currently actively running in over 820 schools in all 50 states.