Thank you Buddy Pegs!

Thanks to our Buddy Pegs friends who brought The Specialized Foundation along for the ride at Sea Otter to help sponsor their Scavenger Hunt for kids. Of course, we had the letter “S” in the hunt to spell out SEA OTTER.

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Ariadne Scott
Running for a Cause in Silicon Valley

Special Thanks to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation for hosting the 2018 LAM Research Heart & Soles Run this past March in San Jose. The Specialized Foundation is honored to be one of the direct beneficiaries of the run which allows us to continue to grow and bring more Riding for Focus programs to the Silicon Valley area. 

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Ariadne Scott
Pedal Powered Data—How We Measure Success!

This is a snapshot of the metrics we will collect with the Biometric Assessment Tool this spring expanding measurements to social success and health factors beyond the academic outcomes charted below. Over a 6 week observation period, 203 students at a first year Riding for Focus school rode for 6 week at least 3 times a week for 20 minutes in Target Heart Rate Zone.

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Ariadne Scott
Riding for Focus Water Bottle Design Challenge Winner

This past fall, we issued a challenge to all of our Riding for Focus schools to submit a design for Specialized custom water bottles with a promise of free bottles and bragging rights to the school to take first prize.  Thanks to the creative and whimsical artwork submitted by the Waukesha STEM Academy students, the entry spearheaded by Dan Tuttle, Physical Education Specialist and Cross County/Track & Field Coach they now have bottles on hand to celebrate their artistic flair and toast to their success. We took some time to ask them how they came up with the colorful, creative and unique characters. Disney take note!

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Ariadne Scott
Go-To-Guide for Good Reads and Events

We want share a few of our favorite reads that dig deep into the science of ADHD and how exercise can be most beneficial to children or good books on ADHD that inspire us to read more.

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Ariadne Scott
The Specialized Foundation Awarded a Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly Business

Bikes mean business! The Specialized Foundation was recognized as a Platinum level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists. With the announcement of 58 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses, The Specialized Foundation leads a cutting-edge group of 1,118 current Bicycle Friendly Businesses, made up of local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, DC.

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Ariadne Scott
Introducing VeloCity Cycling in Wisconsin—all things bikes (and beer)

VeloCity Cycling in Pewaukee, Wisconsin supports Waukesha STEM Academy-Saratoga, as the Specialized Foundation Riding for Focus middle school retail champion. The VeloCity Cycling staff  built up the bikes for the program and provides ongoing maintenance. Store Manager Stephen Wagstaff said he's pleased that people understand that VeloCity is more than just selling bikes. "Our goal is getting a good place for the community to gather around."

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Ariadne Scott
Be Inspired—Meet the innovators at Waukesha

The Waukesha STEM Academy-Saratoga in Wisconsin is a K-8 Charter School that inspires over 800 students to become active participants in learning. The school is designed around a STEM curriculum—science, technology, engineering, and math, and learning is collaborative and project-based.

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Ariadne Scott
Riding for Focus Applications Are Now Open

We're excited to announce that 2018-2019 applications for the Riding for Focus school bike program are now open, so now's your chance to enrich the lives of children in your community. 

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Ariadne Scott
The Specialized Foundation and Bath Middle School Build a Pump Track

What do you get when you cross 170 cubic yards of dirt, over 100 total volunteer hours, and a great partnership between Bath Middle School, Maine Regional School District One, and The Specialized Foundation? A rad pump track!

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Emily Watts
Road Trip: Bath Middle School

Long known as the City of Ships, Bath, Maine sits 30 miles northeast of Portland, Maine on the Kennebec River, where its residents have historically been building ships for over 400 years. But within the 9.2 square miles of the city, there is a network of 20-30 miles of multi-use trails to connect parks, schools, and cultural highlights—all amazing places to ride.

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Emily Watts
Stop, Look, and Listen

Read all about it.

We want share a few of our favorite reads that dig deep into the science of ADHD and how exercise can be most beneficial to children or good books on ADHD that inspire us to read more.

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Riding for Focus Newsletter #7

In this issue of Riding for Focus, we'll give you the highlights from the inaugural Riding for Focus Research Summit at Stanford University before we catch up with Whatcom Middle School in Washington. And for your viewing pleasure, we go headlong into the new Outride ADHD campaign and its stunning video spot that's airing right now.

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Riding For Focus Newsletter #6

In this issue of Riding for Focus, we announce our latest grant recipients, check in at Tarkanian Middle School in Las Vegas to see how they're implementing the program, and set forth a summer haiku challenge.

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Riding for Focus Newsletter #5

In this issue of Riding for Focus, we speak with program champion, Jo Giordano, from the Evergreen Community Charter School and the amazing dealer, Motion Makers Bicycle Shop in Asheville, NC. There's also plenty of new media to consume, some insightful tech tips, and the latest spring reading.

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Riding for Focus Newsletter #4

In this issue of Riding for Focus, we have a conversation with the champions behind the P186X Walter J. Damrosch School in the Bronx to see our school program in action, highlight some summer reading, and shine a light on how-to find your kid's heart rate zones in our new Tech Corner.

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Riding for Focus Newsletter #3

In this issue of Riding for Focus, we pay a visit to the AIM Academy of Conshohocken, PA and have a Q&A with School Program Champion, Anne Rock, share the latest news from the program, and discuss what's coming up in the world of grants and how to be a part of it.

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Riding for Focus Newsletter #2

In this issue, we announce the application window for schools looking to receive a Riding for Focus national grant for 2017-18; shine a spotlight on a school currently implementing the Riding for Focus program; learn about our partnership with Central Michigan University; and share news updates on The Specialized Foundation’s latest work.

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