2015: Your year to lead

We're just days in to 2015 and if you are still looking for a resolution, we have the perfect one for you: become a leader in the kids bike movement!

We've created a leadership series to train and support community members looking to encourage and enable kids get to school safely by walking or biking.

Attend one or all of the sessions designed to teach you how to lead a kids bike train, start a walking school bus, or organize a community bike event or Bike to School program. 

We are collaborating with our friends at Feet First and Washington Bikes and can share best practices for empowering and funding the active transportation movement in your community.

Upcoming leader trainings:

To RSVP for any of these events, contact Khatsini at khatsinis@cascade.org.

Start a Bike or Walk to School Program

SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 10-11:30 A.M. 
CASCADE BICYCLING CENTER (7787 62ND AVE NE, SEATTLE)

​Are you a parent or teacher with a passion for active transportation? Are you looking for a launching pad for your ideas and resources to make them happen? Come learn from experienced community leaders about what it takes to start a Bike to School program or a walking school bus. Cascade, Washington Bikes and Feet First have joined forces once again to share information about bike trains to school, walking school buses, Bike to School Month, funding resources and more. New Bike to School programs will receive a starter kit, banner for Bike to School Month and a Cascade rep at your school on Bike to School Day.

Urban Cycling Techniques

THURSDAY, FEB. 19 6-9 P.M. AND SATURDAY, FEB. 21 • 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
CASCADE BICYCLING CENTER (7787 62ND AVE NE, SEATTLE)

Build your confidence biking on the road with experienced instructors and other adult learners. Whether you are looking to eventually lead bike trains or become an after-school cycling instructor, you’ll gain a solid introduction on rules of the road and have plenty of practice riding. This is an eight-hour on- and off-the-bike group class. Both sessions required.

Hop on the Bike Train: How to start a bike to school train and ride with kids

SATURDAY, FEB. 28 • 10 A.M. - NOON
HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY, 1012 SW TRENTON ST, WEST SEATTLE

Biking anywhere with a group of kids is fun and rewarding. In this on- and off-the-bike training for adults, you’ll learn how to organize a bike train and gain important tips for riding with kids. We’ll talk waivers, routes, safety, education, encouragement and more! For adults only.

Bike Rodeo and Bike Train training

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 10 A.M. - NOON
​CASCADE BICYCLING CENTER (7787 62ND AVE NE, SEATTLE)

Bike rodeos and bike trains are two of the many ways to build student excitement around biking. Both activities incorporate bike safety education and encourage healthy and active lifestyles. Get a head start planning for Bike to School Month in May (and beyond) by learning what it takes to put on a bike rodeo community event and lead a bike train to school.

League Cycling Instructor Seminar

FRIDAY, AUG. 28 - SUNDAY, AUG. 30
​CASCADE BICYCLING CENTER (7787 62ND AVE NE, SEATTLE)

Interested in becoming a certified cycling instructor for kids and adults in your community? Attend a League of American Bicyclists seminar in Seattle this summer, hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club.

To RSVP for any of these events, contact Khatsini at khatsinis@cascade.org.