Leading From Behind

The Bike Monkey program has been an integral part of the school since 1980, when the first group of students (all girls) were trained in bicycle repair and given the task of aiding their fellow travelers. But Bike Monkeys do more than bicycle mechanics--they are charged with the responsibility to lead. This leadership takes many forms, the foremost of which is service (fixing flats & broken chains, loading and unloading bikes during travel, hauling tools and supplies), but which also means providing support and encouragement to other students, especially during challenging times--on those long climbing rides or cold rainy days.
Bike Monkeys are a pillar of the Outdoor Education program. Bike Monkeys have grown from the original small group of eight to approximately 30 students each year, following a tradition of providing service and leadership, and giving back to the community.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as a Bike Monkey. Students are admitted to the program after passing the training program, and then being evaluated by a group of teachers. The Bike Monkey program is led by teacher and alum Jesse Kasehagen. Each year the Monkeys elect a Captain or Co-Captains from within their ranks. 

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Meet our Teachers

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Jesse Kasehagen

    Jesse Kasehagen 

    Science, 7th Grade / Dean of Bike Monkeys
    Class of 1990
  • Photo of Bruce Davis

    Bruce Davis 

    Trip Staff