Bike & Roll to School Week is organized by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and supported by the SF Safe Routes to Schools partnerships and Metta Fund.
In the area, Grattan Elementary School, 165 Grattan St., CIS at De Avila Elementary, 1250 Waller St., New Traditions Elementary, 2049 Grove St., San Francisco Day School, 350 Masonic Ave., French American International School, 150 Oak St. and the Creative Arts Charter School, 1601 Turk St. are all participating.
The participating schools receive organizer resources, posters, and giveaways for students who bike to school. The weeklong celebration highlights biking as a “safe, healthy and fun way to get to school.” The event has been growing since 2009; for the 2017 celebration there are 88 schools participating across the city.
Parents can sign up for Adult Learn to Ride classes through the SF Bicycle Coalition to learn the basics: balancing, starting, stopping and steering a bike, as well as helmet adjustments and proper fitting. Other classes include traffic skills in the classroom and on the road, and youth and family cycling. Check out the website at sfbike.org to learn more.
The Safe Routes to School Partnership is funded by the SF County Transportation Authority and serves 35 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. The organization aims to increase bicycle, pedestrian and traffic safety around schools; decreases traffic congestion around schools; reduces childhood obesity; and improves air quality, community safety and security and community involvement around schools through various methods, including education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering, and evaluation.