Buckhannon Academy Elementary Receives 22 Bikes; First School in West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Every kindergartener will have the opportunity to learn to ride a bike in P.E. Class

Buckhannon, WV (10/1/2019) – Buckhannon Academy Elementary received a complete Learn-To-Ride Program, including Strider® Learn-To-Ride Bikes, helmets and curriculum from All Kids Bike®.

The first program of its kind in the state of West Virginia, this generous donation will help approximately 500 Buckhannon kindergarten students learn to ride over the next five years.

The Strider Bikes were delivered to the kindergarten physical education class at Buckhannon Academy Elementary and will be incorporated into their curriculum during the fall/winter of 2019-2020.

All Kids Bike is a national movement on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class. All Kids Bike equips schools with everything teachers need to teach children how to ride bikes at zero cost to the school, thanks to generous donors.

This Kindergarten PE Program includes a proven, integrative curriculum, staff training and certification, the revolutionary, child-friendly Strider Learn-To-Ride Bikes, and helmets. The fleet of dual propulsion, Strider Learn-To-Ride Bikes start as balance bikes and convert to pedal bikes. All Kids Bike also offers continued support for each school to ensure everyone involved is successful for five years.

Ryan McFarland, the visionary behind All Kids Bike, feels biking can open doors for children and create a deep passion for active, outdoor lifestyles; “Together, we have the power to chart a better, healthier course for our children’s future. It’s as simple as riding a bike.”

Buckhannon Academy Elementary PE Teacher Dan Helper applied for the program last year, seeking support to bring this program to his school, where many students do not have the chance to learn to ride a bike. “This program would give these students who have not had the opportunity to enhance their mobility and physical skills by riding bikes that are critical to their future success.”
To learn more about All Kids Bike, visit www.allkidsbike.org.

About Upshur County Schools
The vision of Upshur County Schools is that all children shall be successfully educated to prepare them to be our communities’ and nation’s citizens, parents, and leaders for the twenty-first century. Schools shall develop a comprehensive and balanced curriculum, with engaging instruction and student access to advanced learning technologies, a rich library collection of books, and other information resources for success in the arts, sciences, humanities, and technical instruction.

About Strider® Education Foundation and All Kids Bike
All Kids Bike is a national movement led by the Strider Education Foundation to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. The Strider Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in 2017. The Strider Education Foundation believes that learning to ride can help everyone lead a happier and healthier life. Through the development of a proven Learn-To-Ride curriculum and donations of the world’s most advanced training bikes, the nonprofit organization makes riding available, safe, easy, and fun for everyone.

Contact:
Dan Hepler
Buckhannon Academy Elementary
16 College Avenue
Buckhannon, West Virginia, 26201
304-472-3310
daniel.hepler@k12.wv.us