Los Angeles, California, November 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The All Kids Bike, a nationwide movement of the Strider Education Foundation, has launched two new cycling programs for Los Angeles Kindergarten PE classes at վ 6 Marvin Elementary School.th: Avenue Primary School last Friday. Part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), these two schools are supporting a new pilot program that is expanding across the country to teach each child how to ride a bicycle in a public school.
“When we give our students opportunities like today, we give our scientists the opportunity to feel the wind in their hair, to build confidence – independence – to go to new places – to do great things. We are writing for new prospective young people և we would like to see all of our elementary schools have this program, ”said Alison Yoshimoto-Tower, Los Angeles Unified School District Principal, who was in charge of collecting and delivering bicycles. .
LAUSD’s two new school programs were funded through a Flying Piston Benefit fundraiser in 2019, which will enable every student in these school kindergartens to learn to ride a bicycle in the PE class for the next five years.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our young scientists to experience the joys of cycling. Cycling և Balancing the confidence gained from learning will teach an invaluable lesson in self-efficacy. By mastering riding skills, students can realize that they can withstand any challenge, ”says William Celestine, LAUSD Health Program Director. “The All Kids Bike program will enable our students to engage in extraordinary fun activities that stimulate exercise, which will increase students’ heart rate, help them recharge their mental circuits to cope with stress, and sharpen their thinking.”
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second in the country to serve more than 600,000 students from kindergarten to 12th grade in more than 1,000 schools. Although all children’s bicycle programs have already been implemented in more than 385 schools in 45 states, the adoption of the All Kids Bike program across the LAUSD could serve hundreds of thousands of children over the years, creating a focal point for awareness, funding, and adoption. in the schools of the republic.
“Today, children spend more than seven hours a day on screens, they are more sedentary than ever before, and obesity and health problems are a record. Seventy-five percent of children in the United States will not ride a bicycle even once this year. For many, it’s simply because they do not know how to drive, they have never tasted the joy and independence of riding. And studies show that the number of children riding bicycles has dropped by 35 percent today compared to 10 years ago, ”said Ryan McFarland, founder of All Kids Bike. “Starting children on a bicycle from kindergarten can have a significant impact on their lives, not only in their skills and development, but also in their physical fitness and enthusiasm for outdoor recreation, which can last a lifetime.”
McFarland has just completed a week-long sprint across the country, providing all-children bike programs to kids alongside Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, then Laguna Beach, California, with programs led by the legendary mountain biking ambassador to all children. In Los Angeles.
Motorsport’s cycling VIPs joined the All Kids Bike and Flying Piston Benefit at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Friday, assembling Strider Bikes and handing them out to children waiting for children in two Los Angeles schools. Among the famous guests և supporters were the US Olympic և professional cyclist Tony Cruz; Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button; professional racer, Terry Madden; actor Sean McNab; և Musician Tanya O’Callaghan. All Kids Bike founder Ryan McFarland; Sturgis Buffalo Chip Owner, Rod Woodruff; Alice Yoshimoto-Tower, Los Angeles Unified School District Director, was also present.
Flying Piston Benefit is a fundraising event held annually at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Custom motorcycle makers donate their time: talent to creating Tiny Strider Customs, which are sent to the Mecum motorcycle auction in Las Vegas for sale to collectors. Proceeds from the Flying Piston Benefit և subsequent auction will be donated to the All Kids Bike to improve the lives of children. In 2019, Jesse Combs և Terry Madden created Tiny Strider Custom, which sold at Mecum Auction to fund the Marvin Elementary School 6th 6th Avenue Elementary School children’s bike program.
“We were able to extend the Flying Piston Benefit generosity, the time and talent provided by the customs builders, the support of the buyers of the Mecum Auction, all those who were present today to build and deliver the bicycles here in Los Angeles. The All-Kids Bicycle Program at both LAUSD schools helps us reach our goal of cycling every child in America, ”said McFarland.
Learning to ride a bike at a young age increases confidence while developing balance, mobility, safety, environmental awareness and facilitating exercise. The bikes used in all the children’s bike programs allow children և teachers to progress in the riding process without fear լի full of encouragement. Children develop their skills during each session, first learning to balance, then learning to pedal, all on the same bike.
With each new children’s bicycle program, more and more children across the country are learning life skills, getting much-needed exercise by moving away from their computer screens, and spending more time outdoors. Kindergarten PE program supports key health and safety needs, including:
- Spatial awareness. Teaches the child the concept of “safe distance”: understanding.
- Limited points of contact. The designation of a specially designed hand restricts cross-touch points.
- Promotes general health. Main muscle development, cardiac activity և mental motivation.
All Kids Bike school funding և waiting lists are online at https://support.allkidsbike.org
About All Kids Bike
The All Kids Bike is a national movement led by the non-profit Strider Education Foundation, which promotes free PE Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride programs in public schools through donations from individuals, businesses and organizations. One of the main goals of the organization is to make cycling the fourth “R” of elementary education together with reading, writing and arithmetic. The ability to ride significantly improves life while developing balance, mobility, safety, environmental awareness and facilitating exercise. It instills confidence in the classroom, at home, and in the community. As of September 15, 2021, the All Kindergarten PE Kindergarten PE program operates in 348 schools in 43 states, affecting 58,934 students this year.
- Marvin elementary school students ride their new Strider bikes
- The Petersen Automotive Museum is building bicycles with LAUSD officials, motorcycle enthusiasts and other celebrities.