Ride to End Obesity brings bikes to Valley Elementary

Special thanks to Emily Sorensen with Pomerado News Group for her continued coverage of our Ride to End Obesity Program. With Education Board Trustees, other philanthropists, and sponsors present at last week’s session at Valley Elementary School, the plan to expand the Ride to End Obesity Program has already begun. Expect to see a number of healthier youngsters in the Poway Unified District!

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Ride to End Obesity Round 1

Round 1 of the Ride to End Obesity program kicked off successfully today at Black Mountain Middle School in the Poway Unified School District. Kids engaged in conversations about nutrition, staying hydrated, bike and street safety, aspects of training, and components of BMX Racing. Following the discussion, all of the kids were invited to try their hands at riding first-hand. The kids rode in and out of obstacles, as we witnessed their posture improve with each lap. Immediately we could see a surge in confidence. There were no shortage of smiles especially on Sara’s face, as she learned to ride a bike today for the first time. We may not change kids overnight, but we are committed to encouraging them to make healthier choices and to get outside and move. The play deficit in America is frightening and it’s time we get our local youth back in the game with movement. The team will be back on the road visiting another school next week.

Stay tuned for more updates.