Middle School Bike Brigade
A Bike Brigade is a group of children who ride to and from school together on a pre-determined route under adult supervision. The concept is similar to a Walking School Bus, but instead of walking, students and leaders ride their bicycles.
Last year we managed a Bike Brigade at West Middle School that operated Monday through Friday, morning and afternoon. The participating students rode roughly 3-miles each way with two trained bike leaders. To prepare students for the Bike Brigade, we offered a Bike Pro Class to teach them the rules of the road and proper bike handling skills.
This year, rather than offering a daily Bike Brigade solely at West middle, we are offering Monthly Bike To School Days at all Columbia Middle Schools.
This program is funded by Missouri Department of Transportation.