Your Brain Exercise

The Specialized Foundation is excited that our mission is getting much-needed media coverage. And with the increase in awareness, we can better advance the research of how cycling can positively affect student learning, health, and wellbeing. It's our goal that the bicycle will be prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment program for children with ADHD.

 

JULY 5, 2016

Outside Magazine
Road Bikes, Not Ritalin: How Cycling Could Help Kids with ADHD

Inside Specialized and Stanford University’s new alliance to research cycling’s effects on kids with ADHD. Specialized bikes founder Mike Sinyard has suffered from ADHD since childhood. Cycling, however, always seemed to ease his inability to stay focused. From what he's noticed, it's also improved his son’s ADHD symptoms.

 
 
 

JUNE 1, 2016

Can Cycling and Exercise Create a Better Future for Children with ADHD?

Stanford research, with support from the Specialized Foundation, aims to better understand the effects of exercise on brain function and cognition in children with ADHD.

 

OCTOBER 18, 2015

The Today Show

Nearly six million children in the United States have been diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Many parents worry about the medications often prescribed to help the kids, and what they might not know is that help may be as close as their garage. TODAY’s Harry Smith reports.

 
 

MARCH 16, 2015

Bicycling Magazine: Specialized Announces New Foundation for Kids w/ ADHD

The Specialized Foundation has been researching the issue of attention problems in middle schoolers and rolling out school-based cycling programs through its new nonprofit. The organization will provide programs for kids and research the potentially brain boosting benefits of cycling.

 

MARCH 22, 2015

Specialized Medicine: The Impact of Cycling on ADHD

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects people of all ages worldwide and is one of the leading disorders diagnosed in childhood. The characteristic behaviors of ADHD include varying grades of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

 
 

FEBRUARY 4, 2013

Bicycling Magazine: It’s all in your head

New research on middle-school kids explores the link between riding and brainpower—and argues for adding more exercise into the lesson plans. Some recent studies indicate that the brain processes information more efficiently after exercise. The researchers are especially interested in the effects of cycling on kids with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).

 
 

Audubon Middle School Bike Program - Mobility in South Los Angeles

Community Health Councils (CHC) approached the principal of Audubon Middle School about a pilot cycling program opportunity. CHC’s REACH Project site, Audubon Middle School was selected as one of five schools across the nation to be awarded the pilot cycling program by Specialized Bicycle Components and RTSG Neuroscience Consultants.

 

Audobon Bike Project

Through a recent study, international bicycle company Specialized Bicycles analyzed the effects of bicycle riding on students’ mental concentration and performance in the classroom. The study selected several schools nationwide, including Audubon Middle School located in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles.