Encourage active kids with cycling

Get your kids on a bike!

It is no secret that one of the greatest challenges facing youth today is the battle against obesity. In the past few decades, the childhood obesity rates have more than tripled. Recent surveys show that 13.9% of children ages 2 to 5, 18.4% of children ages 6 to 11 and 20.6% of children ages 12 to 19 have obesity. There are a lot of compounding factors involved in the struggle against childhood obesity, but diet and exercise remain two of the core factors.

This summer, Naples Cyclery would like to encourage YOU to encourage YOUR KIDS to get out and be active. Cycling is a great skill and hobby to establish among youth. Unlike many other sports, cycling is a past-time that can be pursued into adulthood. While not many adults are still playing football and soccer, those who developed a love of cycling while young are likely still actively engaged in the sport. Cycling can be a vital part of establishing healthy routines and a healthy living style. It is also a skill that if not nurtured early on is less likely to be developed later in life.

Due to safety concerns, kids having free reign of the neighborhood on their bikes is less and less common these days. However, you can encourage healthy living in your kids (and yourself) by organizing family bike rides several times a week. Cycling is a great activity allowing for bonding and conversation - and a break from all that screen time. If your kids thrive on competition, you can track your family's progress in cycling times across the summer. Or you can create a reward chart for the family - perhaps you all get to go to a movie together after a certain number of miles biked. Be creative and keep your kids motivated!

What will you do this summer to encourage your kids to be active?

Cleary Owl 20-inch 3 Speed
$460.00
The Geared Owl is unique. The internally geared 3-speed rear hub enables your son or daughter to cli...
Specialized Riprock 24
$524.99
Dirt, street, trails—the all-new Riprock 24 doesn't fit neatly into any one box. It's purpose-built ...
Strider Classic 12 Balance Bike
$99.99
Strider’s Classic 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle th...
Specialized Riprock 20 Coaster
$259.99
Riding a bike is all about freedom, so no kid should ever have to feel inhibited by where they can a...
Burley MyKick Balance Bike
$99.00
Kids don't realize that they can't do things. They just try. So even if your child isn't ready to pe...
Electra Girl's Hawaii 1 (16-inch)
$259.99
Electra's Girl's Hawaii 1 is a fun and stylish starter bike they'll love. It sports a fine Electra f...
Strider Sport 12 Balance Bike
$119.99
Strider’s Sport 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle the ...
Specialized Riprock 20
$464.99
Traction, control, confidence, and fun—the Riprock 20 is the perfect bike for your kid to start hitt...
Specialized Hotrock 24
$399.99
Your little one might love to ride, but that doesn't mean they'll be doing Trans-Provence this summe...
Sun Bicycles Scout 24
$329.99
The Scout 24 was designed to encourage your son or daughter to keep riding and further cultivate the...
Sun Bicycles Scout 24 Single Speed
$269.99
The Scout 24 was designed to encourage your son or daughter to keep riding and to further cultivate ...
Sun Bicycles Revolutions 24
$269.99
Let your cares drift away and the bike path cruise on by with Sun's Revolutions 24. This cool cruise...