Yamaha Bicycles Fund Santa Barbara’s First Children’s Bike Program
CYPRESS, California – November 15, 2021 – Last month Yamaha Bicycles sponsored Ride Santa Barbara 100, the first bike ride of the century on California’s Central Coast. Through its sponsorship of the event’s Electric Bike category, Yamaha also donated $ 5,000 to the city of Santa Barbara, California, with its first All Kids Bike kindergarten physical education program. Students at the beneficiary school, Harding University Partnership School, will receive bikes in early December 2021.
“Yamaha has pioneered electric bikes for over two decades,” said Rob Trester, who heads the Yamaha Power Assist Bicycle Group in the United States. are adopting e-bikes for recreation and fitness. “
At the event on October 23, Yamaha showcased the RideSB100 e-Bike class, open to all class one and class three e-bikes, and offered demonstration opportunities for riders interested in trying a bike. Yamaha on the course or at the event exhibition. A number of RideSB100 riders have borrowed Yamaha e-bikes for the 34 mile and 100 km runs. At the podium ceremonies at the end of the day, Yamaha presented Harding University Partnership School with a check for $ 5,000 to bring the All Kids Bike program to Santa Barbara for the first time.
“Santa Barbara is home to an amazing cycling community, and we wanted to help bring something special that will grow for years to come,” said Drew Engelmann, Yamaha Power Assist Bicycle Sales and Marketing Director. “Yamaha is all about getting people out and creating memories. It’s surprising that 70% of kids in the US don’t ride a bike this year, so we’re happy to know that we’re going to help give a luck to more children to acquire a valuable skill, gain confidence and maybe come ride with us one day! “
The All Kids Bike Program is a national movement led by the nonprofit Strider Education Foundation to deliver free Kindergarten PE learning to drive programs in public schools through donations from individuals, businesses and organizations. Developed to be a plug-and-play program for public schools that aligns with SHAPE America’s national physical education standards, the All Kids Bike program includes a kindergarten physical education learning program in eight lessons, teacher training and certification, and a five-year coaching plan. The All Kids Bike program is now available in 350 schools in 45 states, with another 50 schools currently in training that will have the program by the end of the year.
Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles is part of the Smart Power Vehicle Division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA. The Yamaha Bicycles line includes a variety of e-bikes for fitness, fun, commuting and serious recreation. View Yamaha’s full line of e-bikes at www.YamahaBicycles.com and find a local dealer in the Yamaha Dealer Locator. Discover the future models of Yamaha bikes at: https://www.yamahabicycles.com/future-ebikes/
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About Yamaha Motor Corporation, United States
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offering includes motorcycles and scooters, ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, WaveRunner watercraft, boats, outboards, outdoor electrical equipment, Electrically Assisted Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assisted Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology Machines (SMTs), Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Clothing and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and resellers in the United States.
YMUS is headquartered in California, two headquarters in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factories in Tennessee and Georgia. Other US-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with the Bennett Marine (Florida) and Kracor Systems (Wisconsin) divisions, Skeeter Boats (Texas), with the G3 Boats (Missouri) division and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).
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