Learn how to successfully incorporate the "Sport of Bicycling" as a secondary Physical Education Unit.
The approach is like a diamond with many facets - when brought together it creates a bright gem. The facets of bicycling as a sport are as diverse as the roadways cyclists travel.
Bicycling is a perfect no-impact, cross-training sport, that can be a lifetime recreational lifestyle activity. It can offer the child rite of passage and greatly expand their geographic reach and cross-cultural interfaces.
The new teen “fixie” bicycle culture spreading throughout the United States can be used as the “gem” of cycling to get them engaged in a healthy lifetime sport.
Programmatic safety elements or facets should be inclusive in all the bicycle programs. The different facets; workshop, skills, drills, and racing, are reflected in Youth Educational Sports, Inc. (YES).
Successful secondary bicycle programs share a common message - “have fun & be safe.”
Youth Educational Sports, Inc. (YES, Inc.) is focused on the "Sport of Bicycling" becoming an active annual Physical Education Unit in secondary schools.
The goals are: encourage youth to incorporate a very natural; low impact form of exercise; competition and transportation. Riding a bicycle while introducing a healthy life style to reduce obesity and the number bicycle riders killed, disabled or injured in vehicle collisions.
This goal is achieved by teaching best practices and age appropriate skill building skills, drills and competition.
YES, Inc. has trained School Cycling Instructors (SCI) to provide professional development for the Physical Education Teachers and help establish Physical Education Bicycle Units at secondary schools.
YES, Inc. created nationally recognized and award winning programs available to schools to incorporate into the school physical education curriculum, making the programs their own by starting School Cycling Clubs/Teams. This ensures program sustainability.
To this sustainable end, YES has determined what bicycle equipment provides the best level playing field and least amount of maintenance. This bicycle equipment is suitable for training and racing.
YES inspires educational institutions to introduce bicycling as a viable sport and healthy competition in their Physical Educational curriculum. Anytime a life-sport is introduced to youth, this gives them a lifetime gift of health and relaxation.
Youth Educational Sports, Inc. (YES, Inc.) a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable corporationP.O. Box 4384, Chatsworth, CA 91313-4384
Launched in August 2005, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a fast-growing network of hundreds of organizations, government agencies and professional groups working to set goals, share best practices, leverage infrastructure and program funding and advance policy change to help agencies that implement Safe Routes to School programs.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s mission is to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities.
LACBC is a member-based non-profit organization. Our work is possible thanks to the support of members and donors. LACBC engages in a wide variety of policy, advocacy, education, and community building work to make the streets of Los Angeles County more bike friendly and safer for all types of cyclists! LACBC is a strong supporter of YES, Inc. goals and mission. Become involved as a volunteer or just ride.