Bicycling can help kids lead a healthy lifestyle

8:05 AM, Oct 3, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - In 2011, Children's Hospital Colorado and UnitedHealthcare launched Bikes For Life, a program created to help kids develop healthy lifestyle habits through bicycling.

Now in its third year, Bikes For Life will be providing bikes and safety training to more than 300 children in the Denver-metro area, as well as community Bike Rodeo events that will be open to the public.

Bikes For Life has partnered with BikeSource to host the bicycle distribution and safety clinics for the children enrolled in the program.

Bicycling is an excellent sport to learn at an early age-it gets kids and families outside, offers an alternative and active form of transportation and develops a skill that can be used a lifetime.

Bikes For Life is proudly supported by community members including BikeSource, Specialized Bicycle Components, Boys and Girls Clubs of Denver Metro, Bicycle Colorado, Bike Depot and USA Pro Cycling Challenge. There are several ways you can participate, too.

Volunteering is one way you can participate in Bikes For Life. Volunteers will help run the bicycle skills courses in the community and other special events. If you would like to be a volunteer with the program, please contact Laura at (720) 777-4166 for more information or to sign up for training.

Sponsoring a child is another way to participate in Bikes For Life. You can provide a child in the program with a bicycle, helmet, lock, odometer and bicycle education for $200. Learn how you can sponsor a child or donate to the program.

Learn more about the program here: http://bit.ly/KaV1Yn.

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