In an effort to get children exercising, this educational program is incorporating desk bikes. Read and Ride uses portable exercise machines that promote healthier forms of learning rather than letting students sit stationary for extended periods of time. This dual pronged approach addresses not just childhood obesity, but literacy as well.
By introducing desk bikes and desk pedals in the classroom, students are able to be physically active and learn at the same time. The portable contraptions are lightweight and easy to move as well as being distraction-free and silent. The children exercising machines also fit easily underneath small desks. This gives teachers the flexibility of having Read and Ride days or rooms within their school.