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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Bike Train

What is a Bike Train?Students gather at a Bike Train meeting spot.

A Bike Train is when adults supervise a group of students riding their bikes to school. It can be as simple as two families taking turns biking students to school or a structured program with routes, a schedule and meeting locations.

Bike Trains have sprouted up all over Portland with over 1,000 students participating in the Fall of 2010. Kiel Johnson, a volunteer with Safe Routes to School, started Bike Trains at seven schools across the city that year.

See for yourself how much fun a Bike Train can be by watching this Street Films video showcasing Portland's Beach School Bike Train!

Find Out More about Starting a Bike Train

Start by looking through this simple guide with key steps to starting a Bike Train at your school. 

Safe Routes is also here to offer training and support at your school, provided it is located with the City of Portland. Email saferoutes@portlandoregon.gov or call Janis at 503-823-5358 to get in touch with our staff.

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