All Kids Bike ® is a national program on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class. They are currently working with Wyoming Indian Elementary School to get their kindergartners on two wheels with the All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program.
The Kindergarten PE Program equips schools with everything they need to teach children how to ride: teacher training and certification, a structured 8-lesson curriculum, a fleet of Strider ® 14x Bikes, Pedal Conversion Kits, fully adjustable helmets, and a five-year support plan.
Launched in March 2018, there are already 156 schools in 30 states with All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Programs.
Wyoming Indian Elementary School Principal, Brian Janish submitted a cover letter in support of the program, stating: “The All Kids Biking Program would provide experiences to enhance lifelong fitness opportunities. Our school is like many other communities in the US with a high incidence of childhood obesity, poor nutritional choices, limited physical education time and lack of facilities to provide those physical experiences. By including this program in our Kindergarten curriculum the students would gain knowledge of bike riding, practice bike safety, learn about the importance of wearing helmets; all of which would give them a foundation for using bicycles outside of the school setting.”
Mike Lilygren, a father and community member, is working in partnership with Lander Cycling Club to raise funds for Wyoming Indian Elementary School. Mike’s efforts helped bring the Kindergarten PE Program to Gannett Peak Elementary in Lander, WY, and he hopes to expand the program to more schools in the community: “Having raised a child in this community, I see how important it is for kids to spend time outsides, and what better way than riding a bicycle.”
The Kindergarten PE Program is designed for children of all abilities and hopes to instill healthy habits at a young age. “One of the best ways to get kids active is to get them excited about bicycles,” says All Kids Bike board member, Ryan McFarland, “It’s a skill that is going to serve them in life.”
To learn more about the program or make a donation, please click here.