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Thursday, September 19, 2013

How to Organize a Bike Train

How to Organize a Bike Train
David Howard
Link: http://bicycling.com/beginners/commuting/how-organize-bike-train?cm_mmc=Facebook-_-Bicycling-_-Content-Story-_-bike-train

What It Is
A bike train is an organized group made up of children and adults who ride their bikes to and from school along an established route.

Bike-Train Benefits
According to the advocacy group Safe Routes to School (SRTS), kids who bike or walk to school are more likely to maintain a healthy weight and blood pressure.­ Other benefits include improved mental health, better ­academic performance, and less car congestion near schools, which is not only safer, it’s also better for the environment. Still, some parents are reluctant to let their child ride to school on their own, says April Economides, a sustainability consultant who speaks around the country about creating bike-friendly­ communities. “A bike train is a good solution since chaperones are involved and it provides safety in numbers,” she says.

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