AUSTIN, Texas, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WOOM Bikes USA, the maker of lightweight, high-quality children's bikes and CYCLE Kids, a nonprofit organization changing the lives of children through biking, are pleased to announce their partnership. This partnership allows the organizations to both reach more children with high-quality WOOM bikes and increase the physical and emotional health of children through the CYCLE Kids program.
CYCLE Kids provides schools with an educational program designed to promote active lifestyles among kids by introducing them to the joys and health benefits of bicycling. During their regular physical education class, students learn the fundamentals of biking — everything from the proper sizing for helmets to gear shifting, braking, and how to ride safely in traffic. They also learn the importance of healthy nutrition; what are healthy portion sizes and how nutritious foods are necessary for both physical and emotional health.
"CYCLE Kids is an amazing program. It helps children both physically and emotionally, all through the simple and fun activity of riding a bike," says Julianne Idlet, Founder and Executive Director of CYCLE Kids. "Because children work together in teams and support each other in learning how to ride the bikes, we see transformative outcomes. Children gain confidence and grow socially while learning the importance of being physically active and eating well."
The program serves 3,600 kids annually in schools across the country — including California, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, New York and Massachusetts.
WOOM Bikes USA is a bike company focused on designing high quality and lightweight bikes for children of all ages. WOOM values safety, ergonomics, handling, design and parts to create environmentally friendly bikes for kids. Their unique Upcycle Membership allows the bike to grow along with the young rider; bikes can be returned for a larger size when a child outgrows it. WOOM bikes are designed in Europe, with research and development taking place in Austria.
For WOOM Bikes USA, partnering with CYCLE Kids is a natural fit. "Children are the focus of our work. Finding an organization like CYCLE Kids presents us with the perfect opportunity to reach more children," says WOOM Bikes USA owner Mathias Ihlenfeld. "CYCLE Kids reflects our values and efforts to bring children together to learn bike safety and understand the benefits of physical activity."
About WOOM Bikes USA
WOOM Bikes USA was formed in 2014 with the desire to build high-quality and lightweight bicycles for families in North America. WOOM is based in Austria and has their US headquarters in Austin, TX. Mathias Ihlenfeld, WOOM Founder and CEO, is a father of two and an active cyclist. The bikes are shipped for free all across the country from us.woombikes.com.
About CYCLE Kids
CYCLE Kids is committed to strengthening the emotional and physical health of children with an innovative educational program that has been researched and designed with partners at Boston University. The CYCLE Kids program weaves together the fun of learning how to ride a bike with practical nutrition lessons. When children feel physically fit and emotionally strong, they make better life choices and have the drive to achieve academically. CYCLE Kids believes every child should feel confident and proud and have the opportunity for a healthy, successful future.