Teachers and a class of students learning to ride bikes

All the tools necessary for achieving success

"I currently have 8 bikes for my classroom and a wide variety of students use them. Students with physical impairments, blind students, kids with Down Syndrome, kids with autism; basically anyone who can walk on their own (and even several who are a little shaky). We use them for recreation, social skills, community skills, physical therapy, adaptive PE, language development, and behavior interventions. They’re incredible."

Amy Heuston, Special Education Teacher/Special Olympics Coach

"The training program is a wonderful opportunity for children and adults to overcome anxieties about riding bikes in a fun setting with peers. It was so exciting to see such joy and enthusiasm from the youth who participated in our first week of training. We look forward to seeing the youth develop confidence in their abilities in the weeks to come."

Kerry Zingg, Easterday Center Director

About the Learn-To-Ride Curriculum

Young riders with practice handlebars in Learn-To-Ride class

The Strider Education Foundation’s Learn-To-Ride curriculum is set to change the future of every child that enters kindergarten! We developed curriculum that is built around the SHAPE America National Standards & Grade Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education to ensure that every teacher, school, and child finds success. Along with the 8-class curriculum, each school will receive a fleet of revolutionary Strider 14x Sports; giving you all the tools necessary for achieving success.

The curriculum includes a variety of resources created with educators in mind to make learning to ride a bike fun, enjoyable and empowering for everyone. Using the Strider 14x Sport Bicycle, every student will be given a solid foundation in biking skills, whether they are a seasoned rider or have never been on anything with wheels. The safety, curriculum and activities are tools that can be followed exactly as they are presented, or elements added to teach and utilize in order to make each lesson or activity customized to every class.

One thing is certain after completing the Strider Education Foundation’s Learn-To-Ride class, every rider will have the skills needed to ride on two wheels, and more importantly, a newfound sense of freedom, confidence and independence.

Young riders taking part in Learn-To-Ride class on Strider 14x's

We, the Strider Education Foundation, started this program because we saw a serious decline in kids learning to ride bikes. We believe that all children should know how to ride a bike by the time they finish kindergarten no matter their social or economic background, how busy their parents are or if they have yet to be inspired to learn. We saw the issue and we found a way to address it by giving schools the best tools to help their students learn this important skill that will serve them throughout their lifetime.

As educators, you already recognize the importance and benefits of aerobic activity. Bike riding is a practical and tangible activity that can be practiced consistently throughout life, not just on school grounds. It offers many other benefits directly related to mental health and well-being; Riding a bicycle is a natural mood enhancer that has been shown to improve mental and cognitive health, prevent and treat depression (1), and lessen the effects of ADD and ADHD in both children and adults.

Young riders taking part in Learn-To-Ride class

Thanks to our partnership with Strider Sports International, we have access to an additional series of Learn-To-Ride curricula to teach kids as young as three years old, adults, and integrated groups how to ride. These classes can be used in a non-PE setting – preschool/daycare, after-school program, parks and recreation programs, Down syndrome groups and Special Olympics to name a few. The variety of Learn-To-Ride curricula, offered in 5-week increments, aims to teach all individuals how to ride.

The Strider Education Learn-To-Ride curriculum is built around five 1-hour sessions of learning, fun, socialization, and instruction sure to ignite a passion for riding. Upon completion of the course, individuals will have the balance and bike handling skills needed to ride on two wheels.

The quick online modules, featuring instruction and quizzes, make it easy for anyone to become a Strider Education Certified Instructor and teach Learn-To-Ride classes to individuals of all ages and abilities. The step-by-step instruction allows even the most novice teacher to follow along. Each Strider Education curriculum features printable lesson plans and gives minute by minute activities and tutorials.

Instructors are welcome to utilize the online dashboard to print certificates of achievement for their class and make use of several other support materials available to them.

Strider Sports International spent years developing and improving their Learn-To-Ride classes to benefit a wide range of individuals and the success rate is unprecedented! Teachers, therapists and parents agree that the Strider Education Learn-To-Ride curriculum is changing lives in a big way.

The really cool part about the Strider Education Learn-To-Ride class is it’s not “one and done”. Instructors start with the Riding Basics Class for individuals who have never been on a bike or feel very uneasy on two wheels and can progress to more classes from there. Strider Education offers a wide range of classes from Traffic Safety which is important for riders commuting to and from work, to a Racing Techniques course that gives riders an introductory look at the ins and outs of bike racing!

We love inspiring kids to ride.

Learning to ride a bike builds the confidence that changes everything. Riding increases health and happiness, expands opportunities, and creates a can-do attitude that is critical for all areas of life. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity and access to the right bike to learn this skill. Apply now to receive bikes and the proven Learn-To-Ride curriculum.

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