Since 2015, NavajoYES has been working to bring the Cycle Kids school-based bike program to Dine’ Bikeyah.
In 2016, Shonto Prep School became the first school on the Navajo Nation to partner with Cycle Kids, a nonprofit organization geared toward promoting bikes and safety among elementary students. The programs is designed for 4th and 5th grade students, and includes a set of ten mountain bikes, helmets and a ready-to-use curriculum that are incorporated in P.E. or health classes. The goal of the program is to get students comfortable on a bike and to learn a few things about safety and maintenance, while promoting two wheeled wellness. T’iis Nasbas Community School, Chinle Elementary and Red Mesa Elementary School joined the Cycle Kids family in 2018, and Kaibeto came aboard in 2019. Cycle Kids has had a team competing in the Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Navajo Nation Cycle Kids projects. For more about Cycle Kids, please visit the website: http://cyclekids.org/