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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 or call Janis at 503-823-5358 to get in touch with our staff.

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