As we wrap up our current 5 week program session today and schools enter into fall break, we’re thrilled with how this current program block went.  We worked with over 650 students per week and they collectively pedaled more than 3,900 miles during the duration of the program.

high school students from Perry Meridian on our bikes as part of their physical education class

Kids Riding Bikes in numbers:

  • students per week: 650
  • total youth interactions total: 3,250
  • miles pedaled by students: 3,900
  • average improvement amongst all students: 8.9% (on performance data collection course curriculum)
  • schools served: 5
  • grades served: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • days spent with a film crew: 3
  • counties served: 3
  • districts served: 5
  • special program events: 2
  • current staff size: 2 individuals

Somebody asked if “we had a single most favorite memory from this session?”  We’ve got a lot of favorite memories:

  • the students who had never ridden a bike before that got confidence
  • the students who normally don’t enjoy participating in physical education class who excelled in our programs
  • the students who said they couldn’t do something and then realized they could
  • students with special needs that were able to ride with their classmates and see success
  • the students that came to us and told us all about the bike riding they did outside after seeing us the week before
  • the students that accepted our challenge to dig deep and excelled

None of this would have been possible without the support of the Indiana Air Guard, Franciscan St. Francis Hospital, Major Hospital, the LIDS Foundation and our many other supporting partners like Finish Line Youth Foundation, Bicycle Garage Indy, BGI Fitness and many more.

Coach Ashley riding with students and encouraging them to give their best

Coach Tom giving final instructions before starting a new course