A local charity is partnering with a nationwide non-profit to help get Chicago kids on bikes. CYCLE Kids has announced they will be working with Better Boys Foundation and Johnny Sprockets for a program working on all aspects of healthy living.
When CYCLE Kids received the Fit Kids are Happy Kids National Grant, they were able to reach out to groups around the country to help kids better educate themselves with a bike. After pairing up with Better Boys Foundation in Chicago, the school will receive help teaching the kids “bike skills, safety and nutrition,” according to a press release. With the addition of Chicago, CYCLE Kids is now available in 38 schools across 8 states reaching over 3,000 kids a year.
For the last 50 years BBF has been serving and supporting children in the North Lawndale community on Chicago’s south side. . Since their opening their goal has been to help not only the area youth but also their families from early childhood through post-secondary schooling.
To complete the deal, the two groups enlisted the help of local Chicago bike shopJohnny Sprockets. The full-service bike shop will donate their time to help assemble the bikes students will use while participating in the CYCLE Kids program. To read the full press release, click here.