Connect your Community, Pursue your Passions, Enjoy Good Health
My name is Ben Chaddock and I live to connect and inspire those in my community. What started as a single bicycle safety rodeo for Kay Barga’s grade two class at Edison Elementary in Walla Walla, Washington in 2008 has undergone a five year metamorphosis into Bicycle-Inspired Kinetics in Elementary Schools. Combining the personal accounts of my professional cycling career with academic insights from professional guest speakers centered upon environmental and economic issues, I aim to develop BIKES 2013 into a learning and inspirational tool for elementary school classes in locations within North America where I train and compete.
|2012 Canadian National Criterium|
Champion. Courtesty MFS
As the name B.I.K.E.S. and its capstone message 'Dream Big' suggests, I aim to get young people moving and inspired. Whether it's bicycles or any sport, I believe the self-confidence a young person gains through a healthy and active lifestyle is critical to discovering that they do have the power to dream goals and then pursue them. With this program the students see and hear from people who have dreamt then pursued their goals successfully, across a wide assortment of possible pursuits. The aim is to illustrate that, like others have done, the students can pursue their passion interest and achieve their dream goals.
One cannot motivate another, motivation comes from within. However the power to inspire resides in us all.