The Shelburne Community School bike train will roll through Shelburne once again on Fridays starting May 20 and continuing weekly until the end of the school year. Students and parents are welcome to ride along with the bike train that travels through Shelburne, picking up kids on their bikes along the way.
The train starts on the sidewalk in front of Bruegger’s Bagels on Shelburne Road. Organizers said that helmets, a fun attitude, and the ability to ride a bike are all that are necessary to join the group. Students will bike with third-grade teacher Joey Adams and PTO Chair Dawn Fragola, who will encourage students and teach bike commuting skills and bike safety along the way.
Participants can meet the train at any of the following stops on Fridays for the rest of the school year:
7:00 a.m. The Route 7 sidewalk in front Bruegger’s Bagels (not the parking lot, as it is too busy)
7:10 a.m. The corner of Richmond and Longmeadow (the corner closest to route 7)
7:15 a.m. Partridge Way Circle
7:20 a.m. Farmstead cul-de-sac
7:30 a.m. Boulder Hill entrance
7:35 a.m. Gardenside Pond (off of Acorn Lane)
7:40 a.m. Gardenside Lane
7:45 a.m. Chesapeake and Webster
7:50 a.m. Crosswalk Dance across Route 7
7:55-8:00 a.m. Arrival at SCS (students not accompanied by their parents must call their parents to let them know they got to school safely)
Last year, almost forty students participated in the bike trains, and this year organizers hope to reach fifty. Adams said, “It is a great way to start the day, and teaches children life-long bike safety skills.”
Adams can be contacted at email@example.com with questions; he said, “If you wish to join the weekly merriment, just show up.”