Bringing Bikes to Schools
Our program will bring bicycles to 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.
We are proud to partner with All Kids Bike to bring bicycles to kindergarten and first grade PE classes. All Kids Bike has helped 220 schools get a bicycle program, and have impacted nearly 200,000 kids across the country.
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/