Sunday, January 20, 2019

Eagle Butte

Biking for the health of it

Youth Diabetes Program promotes staying active

The Cheyenne River Youth Diabetes Prevention Program Bike Club meets every Thursday evening at the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Upper Elementary School parking lot.

According to Denise Lightning Fire, the club is free and open to everyone and the program provides kid and adult-sized bikes for anyone wanting to participate.

The two-mile bike route starts at the school parking lot and extends to Highway 63 along Airport Road, and ends back at the parking lot. Children who are too young to bike the route can ride around in the empty parking lot.

Fruits and water are available for participants. Lightning Fire said she and fitness aide, Wanbli Numpa Afraid of Hawk, take the opportunity to educate bike riders about the importance of physical activity and making healthy eating choices.

Lightning Fire said that at the end of the summer, two bikes will be given away to one adult and one child who log the most miles biked.

Members of the Cheyenne River Youth Diabetes Prevention Bike Club meet Thursdays to cruise the streets in and around Eagle Butte. Biking is a healthy, low-impact method of staying active and preventing diabetes. Photo by Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle

For more information about the bike club and the Cheyenne River Youth Diabetes Prevention Program, call 964-7774.