Biking


Twist and Shout has developed a fun and exciting year round curriculum around the bicycle that incorporates state standards in STEM subjects, enhances physical fitness, and teaches kids to be safe commuters utilizing the bicycle for greener modes of transportation. The program is based on the seasons and adapts to the Chicago weather.

FALL - Subjects covered: Science, Engineering, Physics


  • Fall - Science and Engineering in Bike Maintenance. This is an indoor and outdoor class. In this section kids will learn the basic mechanics of bicycle maintenance and learn the science behind how a bicycle works. They will learn mechanical engineering skills of how to take bikes apart, put them back together and then how to make it work even better. Class will include hands-on work, working directly on their own bikes with bike specific tools provided by Park Tool. Participants will then learn about concepts like aerodynamics, friction and rolling resistance through on the bike experiments. A bonus of this program is that at the end of this section, kids will have tuned up and safe bicycles that they will enjoy riding.
  • WINTER - Subjects covered: Statistics, Math, Physiology, Kinesiology, Physical Fitness


  • The Science of Cycling Training. This is an indoor class. In this section kids will combine fitness on the bike and explore the science behind how to collect and analyze data to improve their performance. Kids will utilize bike trainers to do short races. When they are done they will collect data from their ride and analyze the statistics. They will learn how to quantify their effort and use that data to develop specific training targets that will elicit performance improvement.
  • SPRING - Subjects covered: Science, Engineering, Physical Fitness, Responsibility, Safety


  • The Science of Cycling Training. This is an indoor class. In this section kids will combine fitness on the bike and explore the science behind how to collect and analyze data to improve their performance. Kids will utilize bike trainers to do short races. When they are done they will collect data from their ride and analyze the statistics. They will learn how to quantify their effort and use that data to develop specific training targets that will elicit performance improvement.