By MORE Than Sport
Posted in More Than Sport, on August 19, 2015
Owning a bike can make a huge difference in a kid’s life. We all know that bikes are fun. But studies also show that kids who bike to school are more likely to stay a healthy weight during their early school years and less likely to struggle with obesity later in life. Regular exercise, like biking, also helps reduce depression and improve self-esteem in school-age kids.On July 30th, in Boulder, Colorado we invited athletes from all over the area to come join us for a few hours and help make a difference for local kids from low income backgrounds. 112 brand new bikes for kids in Boulder Powered by nearly 100 volunteers, some amazing food and drinks, we were able to build 112 brand new bikes and helmets. Bikes encourage FUN and healthy living Girls who walk or bike to school perform better on tests. Longer commutes were associated with higher test scores, regardless of how much exercise students got outside of school. Martinez-Gomez, D., et al., 2010 - Active commuting to school and positive cognitive performance in adolescents: The AVENA study, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Thank you to our partners A big thanks to Flo Cycling for sponsoring, to Skratch Labs for hosting, and to Wish for Wheels for partnering with us to make this event a success!