Download the Kids on Bikes Powerpoint presentation
The concept, ‘Kids On Bikes’ developed out of a desire to have an impact and make
a difference in the lives of kids from low socio economic situations who also suffer
low self esteem, low confidence and/or overweight/obesity challenges.
The idea being that Community organizations and
Businesses sponsor bikes, helmets and safety gear
which are then given to Intermediate schools with kids in the target
group. The bikes, helmets and safety gear become the property of the school.
The kids sign a contract (responsibility for property) learn cycle maintenance (how
to care for property) and are trained in Cycle Road Safety by the NZ Police being
awarded a Cycle License upon passing the tests.
These kids, are
monitored throughout the year programme.
They can earn "Bike Dollars" taking
ownership of the bike at the end of the two years by keeping their contract, cycling
safely and maintaining their bike.
The long term goal is to have sponsored bikes going into
every Intermediate School in NZ annually for this group of Kids.
The second part of 'Kids On Bikes' is 'Safer Places
For Kids To Cycle'.
The idea being getting our kids
off the road and legally and safely cycling on
dedicated cycle paths (currently grass areas) built
to run along side existing footpaths on all main