Trailblazers + ETHIC Gifts Bicycle Education Programs to Benton Schools
(NORTHWEST ARKANSAS February 16, 2022) – Trailblazers + ETHIC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit formed in
2021 through the merger of NWA Trailblazers and BikeNWA, has opened up a Bike Education Fund
with a goal to impact up to 15,000 students, over the next five years, by funding bicycle education
and skills programs in schools across Arkansas. All campaign donations will be matched dollar for
dollar up to a total amount raised of $100,000 by the Walton Family Foundation. We have $65,000
left to raise in this campaign.
Trailblazers + ETHIC celebrates Benton School District, Everett, Holy Roller, Central Arkansas
MTBers, and Central Arkansas Trail Alliance for contributing to the All Kids Bike program for four
schools in Benton, AR. Schools include Angie Grant Elementary, Howard Perrin Elementary,
Ringgold Elementary, and Caldwell Elementary. This brings the total to 50 schools in Arkansas
teaching children to ride in early elementary.
“We are so excited for Benton School District! Biking is a life-long activity that leads to a healthier
and happier community. By incorporating bike programming into Physical Education, we can help
ensure that all children have access to biking. We can do this with help from individuals,
corporations, and other non-profits. This fundraiser for Bike Education will help thousands of
children in the state of Arkansas get rolling. If you are interested in helping to give biking to more
students in Arkansas visit bit.ly/ETHICBikeFund.” – Anya Bruhin Bike Education Program Manager,
Trailblazers + ETHIC
“We’ve been working with ETHIC, formerly BikeNWA, for a couple of years implementing All Kids
Bike Learn-To-Ride programs in Arkansas elementary schools. They’ve been great advocates for
getting kids on bikes, and we look forward to the continued good work that we can accomplish
together.” – Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider Bikes
For more information about All Kids Bike, please visit AllKidsBike.org.
ABOUT ALL KIDS BIKE®
All Kids Bike is a national movement to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. The All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program boasts an inclusive, proven Learn-To-Ride curriculum that offers every child the opportunity to experience the joy of two wheels. Launched in March 2018, there are already 576 schools across all 50 states, teaching thousands of children how to ride over the next five years.