Safe Routes To School Programs

Bike Train

Image of two adults holding a "Bike Train Riders" poster with children and parents behind them.

Bike Trains follow a pre-planned route to school or other destinations and pick up students at designated stops. Routes can originate from a particular neighborhood or can be combined with other strategies like Park and Walk which allows students who live too far from school to walk from a designated off-campus drop-off location. Bike trains help address caregivers’ safety concerns while providing a chance for students and their families to socialize and be active.

Target Audience
Elementary, middle school

Event, school journey/pick-up and drop-off

Increased biking
Improved biking safety behavior
Understanding of health and environmental connections

Discussion Questions
Have you ever participated in bike train? If not, what would it take?
Do you know any other caregivers in your neighborhood that might be willing to participate?

Contact Us

Have questions or looking for additional materials? Let us know how we can help! Linda Spohr at [email protected]


MnDOT Safe Routes to School Planning is a project of MnDOT.
This webpage was developed by Zan Associates in partnership with  Alta Planning + Design.

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St. Paul, MN 55155-1800