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Learning lifelong skills on two wheels

Bike unit benefits TK-K students at H-M-S Elementary

Youngsters at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary are learning that you don't need to be outside to enjoy biking.

For the past two years, PE teacher Janet Prins has been engaging TK-K students with a unit on bike basics. Children learn how to balance and steer on pedal-free Strider Bikes before the pedals are added towards the end of the unit.

"The kids absolutely love these bikes," Prins said. "It doesn't matter if they know how to ride or not, they like being able to use the bikes in the gym."

H-M-S's two-wheeled fleet was made possible by the All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program and communit...

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