Bringing Bikes to Schools
We are excited to get bikes in schools across Jefferson County, MO! Bicycles in PE class has been proven to increase engagement in students, fight childhood obesity, and many more lifelong skills.
With the help of Express Mart, we recently raised $30,000 in our community Express Mart locations! With this fundraising, we will be equipping 6 local schools with their fleet of Strider's, as well as the curriculum included in the All Kids Bike program. Express Mart is continuing fundraising through their upcoming fishing tournament!
Click the button below to learn about the tournament, as well as our upcoming fundraiser with Enterprise Bank!
Resources and Research
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“Children who begin biking or walking to school at an early age (grade 1) are more likely to stay a healthy weight during their early school years.”
Pabayo, R., et al., 2009 – Sustained Active Transportation is associated with a favorable body mass index trajectory across the early school years: Findings from the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development birth cohort, 54,The more traffic surrounding a child’s home, the more likely they are to be overweight or obese.
The All Kids Bike panel, “The Physiology of Early Childhood Biking” discusses the physical development of toddlers and kindergarteners, including balance and muscle strength. It also examines how exercise improves children’s health, including cardiovascular, motor skills, coordination, weight management, skeletal development, and the immune system.
VIEW: All Kids Bike Health and Education Symposium- Physiology of Early Childhood Biking.https://www.allkidsbike.org/video-symposium/