Bike Smart at St. Albans

Having one of the Local Motion Bike Smart trailers come to our school provides 4th through 6th grade students with one of the most powerful physical education learning experiences they receive. Our physical education teachers impart fundamental bike riding skills with Local Motion bikes and teach rules that students absorb and use. Most exciting is the fact that every year there are empowered and excited about a new way to exercise and travel.

The bikes in the Bike Smart trailer allows our school to put on an annual 6th grade bike trip on the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail. All 6th graders bike 12 miles to the Abbey picnic fields where they have a cookout and play outdoor games. Many ride the 12 miles back to school after lunch. The sense of accomplishment and camaraderie they gain in palpable. Visiting ex-students recall their 6th grade bike trail experience as a highlight of their early years in school. Each year, the Local Motion Bike Smart trailer helps shape a part of our school's identity.

We couldn't do it without you, Local Motion!

Mitch Craib
Physical Education Teacher
October 2017 

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