Thanks to Assemblymember Phil Ting, we celebrated yet another successful Youth and Family Bike Fair with well over a hundred families. Our host on this Saturday afternoon was Francis Scott Key Elementary in the Outer Sunset, which also serves as a school partner for the Shared Schoolyard Project.
Every year, Assemblymember Ting brings together families across the city for a weekend event all around biking. This year, YBike brought their bike rodeo to teach kids everything from learning to bike to following the rules of the road. The event also featured plenty of giveaways, from bike helmets to free tune-ups courtesy of local bike shop Swell Bicycles.
As a public school that has programs for students with special needs, Francis Scott Key Elementary also provided adaptive bicycles for youth with disabilities. Principal Ying Mimi Kasner talked about the importance of an inclusive community, and for this event in particular, that meant opening up opportunities so that more youth can enjoy the fun and freedom of biking.
Special thanks goes to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Spare the Air Youth program for funding our youth and family biking work so that we can be present at events such as this to talk to parents, host learn-to-ride lessons, and offer free test rides on a family bike.
Want to support more work like this? There is no better time to join or renew your membership with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to celebrate Bike Month!