Strider Bike Program
by Scott Taylor
The program is a learn-to-bike program for kids in preschool and elementary Cycle 1.
Why a bike program? In the last ten years, there has been a 50% drop in the number of kids using bikes to go places, according to a 2018 US National survey. The goal of the LBPSB initiative is to give as many of our schools’ children as possible an opportunity to learn to ride a bike.
The Strider Bike program was brought into our board last year by Kyle Graham (St. John Fisher Jr.) and Val Jensen (Forest Hill Jr.) with support from Scott Taylor (ESD). Their schools each purchased a class set of strider bikes which will be shared through our Elementary Physical Education Equipment sharing Program.
Interested Physical Education Teachers sign up for the bike program to be at their school for two weeks. The Program equips schools with everything teachers need to teach children how to ride a bike in PE class. With this program, every student will develop a solid foundation of biking skills, whether they are a seasoned rider or have never been on a bike.
The 2022-23 school year is the first year the bikes will move from their home schools. Currently the following schools have had the program at their school or are scheduled to have the program: St John Fisher Jr., Forest Hill Jr., Beacon Hill, Allion, Children’s World Academy, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary.
If your school is interested in running the program, contact Scott Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.