Get Native Kids on Bikes is proud to partner with Storyriders to provide a culturally focused approach to their cycling intitiatives.
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Get Native Kids on Bikes
Get Native Kids on Bikes seeks to promote the health of Indigenous youth and enrich their lives through cycling.
Why This Is Important
The median household income for a family on the Navajo Nation is $28,000.
The average cost to obtain a decent bicycle is $2,000.
That would mean that purchasing a bicycle would take up 7% of a family’s annual income just so an Indigenous child could have a decent bicycle that can handle the rough terrain of the Southwest.
GNKOB will team up with community organizers working within Indigenous communities in the Summer of 2022 to increase participation and promote well-being.
Rides will not only achieve health and wellness, but it is vital to strengthen connection to place and incorporate cultural knowledge throughout the season.
We believe that collaboration and community will help achieve our goals. We recognize that we cannot do this work alone and will need the help from others as we build the GNKOB initiative.
What We Want to Accomplish
We want to do community outreach to identify the youth that would be interested and benefit from our program.
Taking on an intersectional understanding, we recognize outreach will be quite the task because not all Indigenous children have access to transportation, high speed internet, financial means, et al.
Since many disadvantaged youth face more systemic barriers, these are key factors that prevent these youth from experiencing cycling in childhood. With this in mind, our outreach program will need to be robust to identify participants.