Bicycle Trains and Bicycle Skills Clinics
Bicycle trains are based on the same concept as walking school buses: they provide a way for children to bike to school safely in a group with adult supervision, whether it’s during a special event or a daily trip to school.
Keep in mind that bicycle trains are more involved than walking school buses. But when a bike train is organized well, it can be a rewarding experience for both the students and the adult leaders.
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- Bicycling to School Together, A Bike Train Planning Guide (.pdf) was developed by the National Center for Safe Routes to School in partnership with Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program to help you get started if you’re looking to plan a bike train.
- Maine Safe Routes to School Program’s Bike Train Guide (.pdf) was developed by the Maine Safe Routes to School Program with special thanks on content from the Community Bicycle Center in Biddeford and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and is published by the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) as an aid to schools and other organizations.
- NHTSA’s Cycling Skills Clinic provides a step-by-step approach to planning and initiating a bicycle safety skills event, including instructions and resources for setting up a course and conducting it to meet the needs of all the children participating.