Through partnerships with the Walton Family Foundation and the Strider Foundation, BikeNWA was able to bring Strider bikes and curriculum to six area elementary schools. Springdale School district was selected to pilot the program which brings bicycle education to children in kindergarten and first grade. The program is unique due to the younger target audience and the versatility of the equipment. Students learn to ride by focusing on balance first and later in the curriculum pedaling is introduced. We are excited to see how this program adds to existing bicycle education in intermediate and middle schools.
Upcoming Opportunities to test out Strider bikes:
Compton Days at Peel Compton Saturday Aug 10, 2019 9am-12pm
Fayetteville First Thursday Sept 5, 2019 5pm-8pm
Open Streets Rogers Sept 15, 2019 12pm-4pm
What’s ahead for the strider community:
OPEN STREETS SPRINGDALE JULY 21st Streets TBD- Come check out our free Strider course. Bikes and helmets will be provided. An awesome opportunity to test a bike and enjoy a community event.
Strider in the News
All Kids Bike Movement
All Kids Bike campaign’s goal is to to gain 1-million fans in support of the movement. The signatures are not financial commitments. What they are, is testimony to the number of people that are behind helping children gain mobility, confidence and health through biking. In the end, this helps all of us relay to potential funding partners that they are joining in on a “movement” that will impact and be recognized among the masses.
"The school year is winding down we are happy to report that early data has proven the program a success with an increase in students able to confidently pedal a bike of more than 50%." -Anya Bruhin