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Seattle Children’s study: School bike trains increase physical activity (of course)

Organizing a bike train to school is an effective way to significantly increase the amount of daily physical activity every child needs to be healthy, a study out of Seattle Children’s found. OK, I know that sounds like a no-brainer. … Continue reading

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KOMO: South Seattle bike train fights obesity, creates community

This KOMO report on school bike train research in Hillman City is pretty much awesome. I cannot wait to see the results of this Seattle Children’s study by Dr. Jason Mendoza and Maya Jacobs. We wrote about the study when … Continue reading

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Children 9-12 years old needed for school bike train research

Attention young Seattle Bike Blog readers (and parents): A study of the health impact of school bike trains needs your help! Common sense says that biking to school is good for the health of Seattle students, but exactly how good … Continue reading

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Want to learn how to start a bike train to your local school? Cascade hosting workshop Saturday

Schools, teachers and parents across the Puget Sound region have started organizing bike trains in recent years, one key part of the bike-and-walk-to-school revolution. Essentially, bike trains are like walking school buses, but on wheels. Volunteers (often parents) lead a … Continue reading

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Loper: Group rides – kid style! How bike trains and after school clubs help kids become strong city bikers

One basic principle of elementary age bike to school programs is that each kid generally rides with one of their parents. Especially when the kids are in their first few years of school. As children get a little older and … Continue reading

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Yes! Magazine on how to build a bike train to school

Thornton Creek Elementary bike train organizer Maya Jacobs wrote an article for Yes! Magazine giving advice for people who want to organize bike trains to their neighborhood schools. Among her bits of advice: Find a group of interested parents, pick … Continue reading

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When bike trains collide, it’s heartwarming

This just in from Laurelhurst Elementary parent Kendall Wills: Just had a heart warming bike experience this a.m.  I was biking in to school this morning with my kids and a neighbor girl on the Burke Gilman.  We live in … Continue reading

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