TriDistrict Bike Project

TriDistrict CAPS Students Give Back to the Community
Posted on 06/08/2021
BikeMN volunteers teach TriDistrict students how to fix bikesThe TriDistrict CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) program immerses students from Simley High School, Henry Sibley High School, and South St. Paul Secondary in real career experiences with local employers. The program offers classes in Healthcare & Medicine, Careers in Transportation Technologies, and Careers in Business & Entrepreneurship. At the end of the 2020-2021 program, TriDistrict students from the Transportation Technologies and Business & Entrepreneurship classes worked together to repair bikes for the ISD 197 School-age Care summer program and to promote the group’s activities.

Transportation Technologies students prepared for the bike tune-up event by partnering with BikeMN, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota. BikeMN volunteers and BikeMN Education Specialist CJ Lindor taught students how to fix different bike issues and make sure the bikes were ready to be used this summer. After learning bike repair, students repaired ISD 197’s bikes, which will be used by School-age Care students this summer and elementary physical education classes in the fall.

Business & Entrepreneurship students learned how to spread the word about the event from the communications managers at Inver Grove Heights Schools and South St. Paul Public Schools. Students used their marketing lesson to gather information and photos at the event and then write a press release based on what they gathered.

Any Simley High School, Henry Sibley High School, or South St. Paul Secondary students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2021-2022 school year can enroll in the TriDistrict CAPS program. Interested students should contact their counselors, email TriDistrict CAPS Director and Career & College Readiness Initiative Lead Designer Ben Kusch at, or visit for more information.

Thank you to students in the TriDistrict CAPS Business & Entrepreneurship class for their work on the press release that made this article possible.