Bike About Town: Kids Learn to Bike to School Safely

Bike to School

This article was written by Ellie McCutcheon and published in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Bike About Town column.

As part of the San Francisco Safe Routes to School program, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and other partners work year-round on projects to reduce barriers to walking and biking to school. Next week, though, will be different.

Bike and Roll to School Week starts Monday. That’s when students and parents across San Francisco are encouraged to join their peers in biking, rolling or walking to school. Participating students and parents will receive gift bags, raffle opportunities, tips for biking with your family and more as they pedal or wheel to school. Think of it as an ode to enjoyable family bicycling in commute form.

Last year, an estimated 2,500 people participated in Bike and Roll to School Week. Nearly 60 San Francisco schools, from preschool through high school, have signed up to participate this year. To read more, visit

Become a member and you'll improve your commute and get discounts at shops across the city.