Through Bikes, Kids Learn about the Importance of Healthy Living

Cycle Kids uses bicycles to educate about nutrition, safety and literacy

Jun 18, 2014

Image from the Cycle Kids Facebook page

Adolescents who cycle are 48% less likely to be overweight as adults. This statistic forms the mission of Cycle Kids – a comprehensive curriculum that through bikes, addresses nutrition, physical activity and literacy. Geared to kids in 4th and 5th grade who live in lower socioeconomic areas, Cycle Kids works with schools, parents, local police and municipalities to implement their special curriculum that includes bicycles, equipment and assistance. Biking is the conduit through which lessons on healthy eating, reading, writing, bike safety and exercise are taught – all the while having fun.  The program has been met with much success and is best expressed by the positive testimonials from the kids themselves, like Simranpreet Kaur who wrote, “ ...Being a Cycle Kid means to trust yourself…because if you don’t trust yourself you can’t do something – like ride a bike. “

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