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June 28, 2017

CYCLE Kids and Navajo Nation: A partnership for better health

The Navajo community has some of the highest rates of physical and emotional health issues in the country. Lack of exercise and unhealthy diets contribute to various physical health issues; roughly 20% of Navajo residents live with diabetes and about 31% are obese or overweight. With unemployment and poverty levels over 40%, the children in the community often face emotional issues that stem from social isolation, low self-confidence, and weak support systems.

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May 30, 2017

Pedal Power Drives Health and Wellness Education in the Arkansas Delta

Do you remember your first bicycle? Do you remember when your mom or dad removed the training wheels, gave you a gentle push and sent you off down the street, pedaling, balancing and concentrating until, finally, the wobbling stopped and you were riding on your own?

That first ride is often the fondest of childhood memories. In that moment, there is a sense of freedom and accomplishment. A challenge has been overcome. The world is suddenly a lot bigger and adventure awaits. 

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June 25, 2013

The Consequences of an Inactive Childhood

We all read and hear about how unhealthy we are becoming as a society, as a nation, and globally.  Most of you reading this post will be fortunate enough to understand the importance of having a healthy lifestyle, and include exercise and good nutrition habits in your daily lives.  But there are many who do not yet understand the importance of such.  So many, in fact, that the overweight physical condition of people today, due to inactivity and poor eating habits, has been identified as a global crisis.

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March 30, 2011

Bike Talk Radio interviews Julie

Last August our CYCLE Kids Executive Director Julianne Idlet interviewed with Bike Talk Radio, a broadcast program that discusses all aspects of the world of cycling. The hour-long show airs every other Sunday at 8:30 PM. Topics range from advocacy to professional racing.

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February 8, 2011

CYCLE Kids 2009 Annual Report one of the 100 Best in the World

We are sending out a huge thank-you and congratulations to Robert Krivicich and his team at Weymouth Design. They designed the CYCLE Kids 2009 Annual Report, which has been chosen by Graphis as one of the 100 best reports in the world! Graphis is an international journal showcasing excellence in design and visual imagery.

It will be showcased in early March in the United Kingdom. Check out our report as well as other winners!

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February 2, 2011

Fitness Mag 2011

Seven years ago on a bike ride with a friend, Julianne Idlet had an epiphany: “We were discussing the rise in childhood obesity,” she says. “Suddenly I had the simple idea that more kids needed to ride bikes more often, and I could help.” So Julianne, 51, at that time a coach for the Harvard University cycling team and a marketing executive, founded Cycle Kids, a nonprofit that teaches fourth and fifth graders to ride bikes and make smart food choices.

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January 28, 2010

Boston's Just the Beginning!

Yesterday, I was privileged enough to sit down with Julianne Idlet, the founder of CYCLE Kids, a nonprofit organization that runs in-school bike safety and nutrition classes at a variety of schools in the metro Boston area.

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January 28, 2010

Youth Noise Interview with Julianne Idlet

Boston’s Just the Beginning! A Chat with Julianne Idlet from CYCLE Kids

Posted on Youth Noise by: jameshodges on January 29, 2010 at 04:54 PM

Yesterday, I was privileged enough to sit down with Julianne Idlet, the founder of CYCLE Kids, a nonprofit organization that runs in-school bike safety and nutrition classes at schools in the metro Boston area.  

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December 7, 2008

West Somerville Students Ride with Confidence

By Delia Marshall

Mon Dec 08, 2008, 11:13 AM EST
(wickedlocal.com and Somerville Journal)

Somerville – Bicycling has been at the hub of an exciting program at the West Somerville Neighborhood School this fall. 4th graders, working with physical education teacher Neil Holloway and Police Officer Maryanne Man­fra, are learning to ride with confidence, and with a new awareness of how to keep safe and healthy.

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