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.
What’s a head for the strider community:
March 31st Open Streets - Fayetteville - 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.
April 5-6th 31st Ozark Mountain Bike Festival - This true family-friendly weekend has something for everyone, from a big splash competition, hosted group rides, camping, cookouts, and a schedule packed with various shenanigans for riders of all skill levels. Strider bike races will be part of the lunch activities on Saturday the 6th!
Strider in the News
“Bikes in Kindergarten P.E.? Yes, PLEASE! Gene George Elementary kicked off their Strider Program! For some kids this was their very first experience on a bicycle and BikeNWA was lucky enough to be a part of it. We look forward to checking in and seeing how the students progress. Looks like the students are off to a great start!” - Anya Bruhin