The Bike-to-School program is for students in grades 6-8 at Festus Intermediate and Middle Schools. Students will form a "bike train," under the supervision of an adult leader. The bike train will have specific pick-up and drop-off points, just like a school bus.
Starting in Fall 2010, the bike train will operate one day a week, before and after school, weather permitting. The bike train routes will start in neighborhoods within 2-3 miles of the schools.
Adult "bike train" leaders
- complete "Confident City Cycling" training
- undergo a background check
- are responsible and dedicated
- Each route is designed with your child's safety in mind
- Bike stops (meeting points) close to your home
- Trained leaders bike with children to school
- Children dropped off at school door
- All students in the bike train complete a bike safety course
It's Easy and Convenient
- Pick-up and drop-off points, just like a school bus
- Parent involvement is not required -- but parents are welcome to ride along with the bike train, if they wish
- Students and bike leaders receive an additional 20-30 minutes of physical activity every day
- Biking is an easy and fun lifetime physical activity
- Be part of a national health movement
If you are interested in leading a bike train, or if you have a child who would like to be part of the program, please contact Melissa Brown at the Jefferson County Health Department at (636) 282-1010 x217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All photos on this page courtesy of the PedNet Coalition of Columbia, MO.