Kids at School

Bike to School

Individuals are change agents. Together, they are revolutionary. BikeArlington recognizes the power in getting to school together on bikes, by walking, and rolling, which has so many benefits. This is why we’re committed to helping Arlington residents find ways to easily get their kids on board with building healthy habits early.

Check out our Bike Train Starter Program and additional resources below to discover the benefits of walking, biking, and rolling to school together.

Bike Train Starter Program

A Bike Train is a student-led group that rides their bikes together to school, accompanied by adults.

Empower students to bike together. BikeArlington has created the Bike Train Starter Program to help you and your student(s) start a bike train to and from school. Bike Trains are meant to help students get to school in a safer more organized manner, accompanied by adults, while addressing community and environmental needs. 

Benefits of Biking Together:

  • It’s safer than biking alone
  • Saves time​
  • Fosters independence
  • Increases alertness in school
  • Reduces environmental harm
  • and so much more!

What does the Starter Program include?

  • We create a specialized safe route​ for you
  • We coordinate interested parents and students​ in your area
  • We provide expertise in bike maintenance
  • We will lead the first four rides​ to get your Bike Train started

Getting Started is Easy
Fill out the interest form in the link below to let us know more about your needs. We will reach out to you with more information about how to get started with the Bike Train Starter program.



Safe Routes to School

The Safe Routes to School Program is a partnership between the national program, Arlington Public Schools, Arlington Transportation Partners, and several other County Organizations.

Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day

Three kids riding bikes to school on a wide side path in fall.Every fall and spring, students from Arlington County join kids across the county by participating in International Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day.

Since Arlington hosted its first event, participation has continued to grow. We think every day should be Bike to School Day and we hope the resources here will help your student get rolling or walking!

For more information, check out these helpful websites:

Downloadable Resources

bike walk to school toolkit cta
CTA - StepbyStepTips-min
10 reasons to walk/bike to school cta