We've been researching the issue of attention problems in middle schoolers and rolling out school-based cycling programs through our nonprofit. The organization provides programs for kids, as well as research for the potentially brain boosting benefits of cycling.
Our new research on middle school kids explores the link between riding and brainpower, and it makes a compelling case for adding more exercise into the lesson plans. Some recent studies indicate that the brain processes information more efficiently after exercise, and researchers are especially interested in the effects of cycling on kids with ADHD.
Learn how one cyclist gained control over his ADHD. Adam Leibovitz, a child with ADHD, found that pedaling his bicycle made him feel better and easier to focus. It was reading this article that inspired the Specialized Founder & CEO, Mike Sinyard, to start the Specialized Foundation in order to further the research of the effects of cycling on brain function.