B40MS Press Release 2/9/21

B40MS Press Release 2/9/21
Posted on 02/09/2021
B40MS Press Release 2/9/21




Branciforte Middle School Introduces Bicycling to Daily Curriculum

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We are proud to announce that our school has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Riding for Focus Grant from @outride! We could not be more excited about this opportunity to get more kids on bikes and bring a cycling program to our physical education classes.  Branciforte Middle School will be participating in Outride’s Riding for Focus program starting as soon as we have students back on campus. 


The Riding for Focus program uses cycling as a tool for children to achieve academic, health, and social success. Students enrolled in the Riding for Focus program will have access to a fleet of bikes, helmets, maintenance equipment, and the Riding for Focus curriculum. 


In addition to weekly riding, students will complete a dedicated curriculum created through a partnership with Central Michigan University. Riding for Focus provides a combination of cycling, fitness, and academic performance, all while instilling a lifelong passion for cycling for students who participate.


Additionally, the program explores and tracks how cycling can positively affect student learning, health, and socio-emotional well-being.


Branciforte Middle will be partnering with a local bike shop, The Spokesman, who has already facilitated a bike build day and they will also support ongoing maintenance for the bikes.  53 brand new Specialized mountain bikes, tools, helmets, and teacher training are all included as part of this exciting program.   


Our goal is to establish a sustainable school cycling program that will help students succeed, as well as grow and connect the community. 


Branciforte will be joining the Riding for Focus family, adding their name to the roster of more than 143 schools and 33,000 students that are already benefiting from the Riding for Focus program. 


You can find more quick information on the Riding for Focus program via this link, HERE. 



Please follow us on social media!

Instagram: @outride

Facebook: @outride.bike

Twitter: @RidingForFocus






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