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The Benefits of Having Your Child Ride a Bicycle to School July 25, 2017

Kalihi - Palama, Honolulu
The Benefits of Having Your Child Ride a Bicycle to School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Teaching your child to ride a bicycle is a skill that has many rewards. It’s not only a fun activity that your little one can enjoy with friends, but it also comes with a whole range of benefits for their physical and mental health. What better way to have your children use a bicycle regularly than letting them ride one to school?

Biking Improves Physical Health

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it’s important for children to meet the requirement of doing at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Letting your kids ride a bicycle to school will help them attain that. Biking establishes a healthy exercise habit that will likely stay with your child for life.

Biking Helps Boost Concentration

Aside from its physical benefits, cycling also helps improve mental health and learning. It was found through a study that children who actively travel to school arrive awake and alert. This increases their ability to concentrate during classes. Hence, they are more focused and ready to learn.  

Biking for Better Quality of Life

bicycleRiding a bike to school provides children with life lessons that they can use in their later years, such as independence and a no-excuses attitude. It strengthens their connection to the community because of the social interactions that they encounter every day. These will all have a great influence on your kids.

Getting Your Kids to Ride Bikes

Encourage your kids to start biking this upcoming school season by getting them involved in the buying process. To ensure their safety, make sure to choose a high-quality bicycle brand. If your children already own a bike, provide them with protective gear and accessories, including new saddles, helmets and pads, cool lights, and other extras.


Eki Cyclery is the best destination for bikers in Honolulu, HI. This bike shop offers quality bicycle goods from kids’ bikes to BMX bikes, city bikes to mountain bikes, beach cruisers and folding bikes. They also provide efficient service and repairs. Call (808) 847-2005 for more information or visit their website to view what they have to offer.

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