What is a Bike Train?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Janis at 503-823-5358 to get in touch with our staff.