It started with an idea
CYCLE Kids began as an intervention to help combat childhood obesity and grew into an intervention to support children’s basic rights to a physically and emotionally healthy start in life. With research funded by the American Heart Association, and a collaboration between academic staff at Boston University's Sargent College for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and PE teachers, CYCLE Kids developed an elementary school curriculum. We continue to gather information from surveys and interviews with CYCLE Kids participants, parents, and teachers so that we can grow and develop a program that continues to be relevant.
The curriculum meets national core learning standards for physical education, reading and comprehension, and math. It helps kids, families, and teachers get back to the basics of fitness with a non-competitive, fun, and simple activity.
OUR HISTORY & VISION
SINCE 2004, CYCLE KIDS HAS LED THE WAY IN BIKE EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS
CYCLE Kids begins in Somerville, MA as an after-school program.
Children’s Aid Society launches first New York City CYCLE Kids program.
CYCLE Kids begins its collaboration with Boston University.
New CYCLE Kids PE program launches in 13 schools.
CYCLE Kids launches national program in 7 states.
CYCLE Kids founder Julianne Idlet recognized with the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Community Leadership Award.
Adventure Journal names Julianne Idlet as one of the Most Influential Women in Cycling.
Ozark mountains programs in Arkansas open in partnership with the Walton Family Foundation.
CYCLE Kids active in 11+ states.
Our goal is to be active in communities across all 50 states!