Start a bike train in your neighborhood

More and more communities are encouraging active transportation, such as walking and biking to school, as a way to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. “Bike trains” offer an active, social and healthy way for children to get to school – and it’s FUN too!

This April, let Cascade Bicycle Club be your conductor as we link up with two local experts – Maya Jacobs, founder and organizer of the Thornton Creek and Wedgwood Bike Trains, and Familybike maven, Morgan Scherer, to learn how to organize your own bike train. We will conduct two trainings – one in the north end, at Magnuson Park, and the other in the south end, graciously hosted by BikeWorks.

Parents wishing to start a bike train will learn the basics of recruiting others, planning the route, learning the rules, and group riding skills with children.

The on-your-bike portion of the workshop will include skills practice, rules of the road and how to ride with children. The sessions finishe with a ride around the neighborhood where parents role-play as children, conductors and the caboose.

Bring your bike and a helmet, dress for the weather and get on-board the bike train!

Bike Training Workshops coming up:

- Sunday, April 7, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., at Cascade Bicycle Club, 7400 Sand Point Way NE.

- Saturday, April 27, 1:30 to 4:30, at BikeWorks, 3715 S. Hudson Ave Suite #111.

Sign up today!