Benefits of Biking – Boost Self-Confidence and Personal Power

Benefits of Biking – Boost Self-Confidence and Personal Power
What to do, or not to do? Where to go, or not go? Who to see, or not see? Decisions are hard these days. They have been for a while now. The eruption of social media judgment and backlash can make anyone waver and hesitant to stand firm in personal choices. Connecting or reconnecting to […]

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Benefits of Biking – 3 Ways Riding a Bike Reduces Anxiety

Benefits of Biking – 3 Ways Riding a Bike Reduces Anxiety
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t just taking a toll on physical health or economic growth but has also been putting increasing pressure on American’s mental health. Americans reporting signs and symptoms of anxiety are currently well above historic norms. And adults aren’t the only ones feeling this way. Many children are feeling more anxiety too. Increased […]

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Benefits of Biking – A Simple Solution to Complex Problems

Benefits of Biking – A Simple Solution to Complex Problems
Amid unsettling daily news, uncertainty, losses, and confusion, we are starting to see small breaks in the clouds where a little light shines through on underlying problems and our willingness, as a society, to adapt and promote lasting change. One such bright spot, for example, is BIKES are making a comeback, and it is benefiting […]

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Benefits of Biking — Take a [BIKE] Brain Break!

Benefits of Biking — Take a [BIKE] Brain Break!
In the days of disrupted routines, online homeschooling, and more people at home more often, we all could use a brain break. Here at All Kids Bike, we know (and admit we are totally biased) that biking is the best brain break there is. However, any type of physical activity can strengthen muscles, boost immune […]

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Benefits of Biking – Immune System Boost

Benefits of Biking – Immune System Boost
Hey there, how are you? Really, how are you? **deep breath** You are probably experiencing a lot of stress. You need some relief. While we can’t predict when life will feel normal again, we can remind you of the joys of riding on two wheels. A bike and a child you love might just be […]

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Benefits of Biking – Happy Hearts

Benefits of Biking – Happy Hearts
February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event that is meant to remind Americans to focus on their heart health. It is also, thanks to Valentine’s Day, a month of love, when we take extra care to show people in our lives love through special gifts and time spent together. What better time to […]

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A Note From Our Board President!

A Note From Our Board President!
In honor of Presidents Day, we decided to ask our All Kids Bike Board President, Al Rieman of Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City, SD, to share with us his thoughts on the importance of the All Kids Bike Learn-To-Ride Program. Here is what he shared. “I am pleased to be able to speak to you […]

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Benefits of Biking – Science Says Riding a Bike Makes You Happier

Benefits of Biking – Science Says Riding a Bike Makes You Happier
Riding a bicycle rocks! There are lots of great reasons, other than good old-fashioned fun, to do it. The physical benefits of riding a bike are plentiful and lead to a higher quality of life. And it doesn’t stop there. Bicycling is becoming known for its positive impact on emotional wellness. We all want the […]

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Why It’s Easy For Some Bicycle Riders To Transition To Motorcycle Riders

Why It’s Easy For Some Bicycle Riders To Transition To Motorcycle Riders
Anyone that rides a motorcycle knows it all starts with riding a bicycle. In fact, if you participate in a motorcycle safety foundation course, most instructors will begin the class by asking what experience/skill level you have. They are curious to find out if the student has never even sat on a motorcycle, been a […]

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Benefits Of Biking; Can Biking Improve Participation In Team Sports?

Benefits Of Biking; Can Biking Improve Participation In Team Sports?
There is plenty of information available from countless experts that help underscore the benefits of bike riding. But we wanted to know, will riding a bike help with training for other sports and even team sports? We all know that to be fit and healthy, you need to be physically active regularly. Not only can […]

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Benefits Of Biking; How Learning To Ride A Bike Is Inspiring Kids With Down Syndrome

Benefits Of Biking; How Learning To Ride A Bike Is Inspiring Kids With Down Syndrome
Strider Balance Bikes are used in the All Kids Bike Learn-To-Ride Kindergarten PE program because they are designed to specifically help individuals learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling.  The bike used is the Strider 14X  which starts in “balance mode” (no-pedals) and then quickly with one bolt converts to a pedal bike.  The simple, no-pedal […]

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Let Kids Be Kids; Motto Of The Free-Range Parenting Style

Let Kids Be Kids; Motto Of The Free-Range Parenting Style
Everyone has their own style, in everything they do, even in parenting. According to researchers who have been studying different parenting styles and the effects they have on kids for years, there really is no one right way to parent.  Isn’t this a relief!  Recently stories of one style of parenting have gained some media […]

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Benefits of Biking; How Pedaling Is Helping Children With ADHD

Benefits of Biking; How Pedaling Is Helping Children With ADHD
Over the last decade in America, there has been a 41% increase in ADHD diagnoses among children ages 4-17 years old. So, what exactly is ADHD? It is one of the most common childhood disorders that includes difficulty staying focused and paying attention. Children also show signs of having difficulty controlling behavior and hyperactivity. You […]

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Stride On! Riding A Bike Improves Social Skills In Children!

Stride On! Riding A Bike Improves Social Skills In Children!
How does physical play and riding a bike increase social skills in kids? When a child learns how to ride a bike, they gain a whole new set of skills, one of those being confidence, confidence in themselves, but also confidence in social skills.  Kids get more interested in interacting with other kids and excited […]

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The Progression Of Learning To Ride A Bike = The Progression Of Confidence In Children

The Progression Of Learning To Ride A Bike = The Progression Of Confidence In Children
As educators you have all had your share of children lacking in self-confidence, it almost becomes a personal challenge for each teacher to find a way of reaching these kids and helping them boost their confidence and self-esteem.  Did you know one of the fastest ways to achieve that goal is by teaching a child […]

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Biking Springs Children into Better Focus and Healthier Habits

Biking Springs Children into Better Focus and Healthier Habits
Jesse Jurrens, owner of Legend Suspensions, a company that manufactures motorcycle and UTV suspension out of Sturgis, SD sat down with us to explain why it was so important to him and his employees to get the All Kids Bike Learn To Ride Program in the Watertown SD school district.  Jesse and wife Tyna homeschool […]

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Why Training Wheels Don’t Work!

Why Training Wheels Don’t Work!
When learning to ride a bike there are two tactics you must master, pedaling and balance. Pedaling is the easier of the two and most children have no issue learning this, it’s the second one most have trouble achieving, and that is simply because a bicycle on two wheels is unstable, it will not hold […]

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Balance Bikes And Physical Therapy

Balance Bikes And Physical Therapy
At the helm of the All Kids Bike Learn -To- Ride Kindergarten PE Program is the Strider Balance Bike.  What important role do these bikes play in the program?   These lightweight bikes were designed specifically to teach beginning riders as young as 6 months how to steer and balance on two wheels—without the distractions and […]

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Confidence Is One Of The Greatest Gifts A Parent Can Give Their Child.

Confidence Is One Of The Greatest Gifts A Parent Can Give Their Child.
Can bike riding really build confidence in children?  Of course, it does.  To be certain of the answer, just look at times you worked hard to tackle something new or achieve a goal.  Your confidence went way up, didn’t it?  When we try something new and enjoy it, we are more than likely to keep […]

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Health Care Professionals, Tell Us What You Think About All Kids Bike.

Health Care Professionals, Tell Us What You Think About All Kids Bike.
Obviously, at All Kids Bike, we are passionate about getting kids active, getting kids outdoors and getting kids socializing with one another. And we’re hoping individuals in the medical field will feel just as passionate about it as we do. The problem is, many people don’t even know this movement – to teach every child […]

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Listen up! Step Away From The Tablets….

Listen up! Step Away From The Tablets….
We’re not here to knock technology, we all know the benefits it provides, but we are also aware of the negatives. That’s why we are working alongside educators like you to help define that healthy balance between screen time and movement time. Tablets and phones have replaced the TV as a way of pacifying children […]

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Teachers, Why The Learn-To-Ride Program Should Be Part Of Your Kindergarten PE Classes!

Teachers, Why The Learn-To-Ride Program Should Be Part Of Your Kindergarten PE Classes!
There is so much information available from countless experts which help underscore the benefits of bicycling. The All Kids Bike movement has the goal of teaching every child in America how to ride in kindergarten PE class. We know what you’re thinking… Bikes in school?!  Yes, bikes in school!  Right now the All Kids […]

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Getting Kids Active!

Getting Kids Active!
It’s not uncommon today to see young children, even toddlers on tablets or smartphones. While those devices do offer benefits such as improving motor skills and cognitive functions, they can also display negative effects. Too much screen time can lead to a sedentary lifestyle and a less sociable or less connected child.   We all know […]

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