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X Games Ignites Adventure: Local Elementary School Scores Learn-to-Ride Bicycle Program 

[VENTURA, CA, JUNE 10, 2024]: All Kids Bike, the national nonprofit teaching kindergarten students how to ride bikes in PE class, is activating their All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Learn-to-Ride Program at Lincoln Elementary School, thanks to a generous donation from X Games. 

The comprehensive program includes teacher training and certification, a fleet of 24 balance-to-pedal Strider bikes, pedal conversion kits, helmets, an instructional bike for teachers, two rolling storage racks, and access to a resource portal with live support for the duration of the program. Lincoln Elementary celebrated the introduction of the program with a kickoff event alongside X Games representatives and Visit Ventura attendees. X Games’ gift is given in memory of five-time BMX medalist Pat Casey in hopes of inspiring the next generation to love bikes as much as Pat did.   

“X Games is proud to honor legendary BMX innovator Pat Casey by giving the next generation of local Ventura elementary students the chance to learn to ride a bike,” said, Valerie Ryan, Vice President of Fan Experience, X Games. “We can’t think of a better way to continue Pat’s legacy while also giving back to the Ventura community.” 

“We are thrilled and deeply grateful for the generous donation from X Games,” said Lisa Weyer, Executive Director of All Kids Bike. “This support is invaluable in helping us achieve our mission of teaching every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class. The X Games’ commitment to fostering a love of sports and outdoor activities aligns perfectly with our goal of empowering kids with the lifelong skill of biking. Together, we are paving the way for a healthier, more active future for our children.” 

Lincoln Elementary won a district-wide contest put on by the Expanded Learning Programs that aligned with key goals for students in reading, attendance, and creativity. Because of the students’ dedication at Lincoln Elementary, they were announced the recipients of the All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Learn-to-Ride Program. At Lincoln Elementary, this program will positively impact approximately 50 expanded learning students each year. With a lifespan of 7-10 years for the equipment, it is estimated that up to 500 students will benefit from this initiative over the next decade. 

Superintendent of Ventura Unified School District Dr. Antonio Castro is looking forward to the program’s implementation. “We are grateful to X Games and All Kids Bike for bringing this exceptional program to the Ventura Unified School District. This initiative provides our youngest students with fundamental bike riding skills and promotes physical activity, confidence, and independence.  By equipping our staff with the necessary tools and training, they are ensuring that this program will have a lasting, positive impact on our community for many years to come.” 

X Games and All Kids Bike are committed to enriching the lives of young learners and cultivating valuable skills through the joy of bike riding. This collaborative effort exemplifies their dedication to building healthier, happier communities, one pedal at a time.