P.E. Teachers spent Monday learning bike safety and basic skills to teach kids to ride. The district plans to buy thirty bikes for each school.
Alan Ley, the director of Bike Bentonville, says the new program is key to creating a cycling culture around the city's trail system. He believes the kids will keep riding well into adult life.
"We really want to take the trails and outdoor classrooms that we have here in Bentonville, and let the kids experience those things and ride on the trails," he says. "To create these opportunities, and to have fun and do it the right way, (is the) perfect way to build the next generation of people who are going to live here in our community in Arkansas."
The teachers will go through at least one more training session, and close to 530 bikes should show up at schools within the next two to three months.