Free Family-Friendly Bike Events Coming Up Soon, Including This Sunday

Bike & Roll to School Week is coming up April 20-24, when more than 4,000 students, parents and school staff at over 70 San Francisco schools will join the fun of biking and rolling to school.

Leading up to the big week, there are even more free events than usual for kids and families to get new skills in biking. Read on for what’s coming up soon, then check out all our upcoming youth and family events.

April 12 Sunday Streets in Bayview/Dogpatch from 11AM to 4PM

Sunday Streets is a great place for the whole family to enjoy riding on car-free streets. But there are several Bike & Roll to School kickoff activities to join in on at our big orange tent at 3rd Street and Galvez:

  • Test Ride a Family Bike (1PM-2:30PM): Front seat, back seat, tag-along or family bike? Talk to our Family Biking experts about biking with your baby, toddler or child, and see equipment options up close at Sunday Streets. Test ride a family bike and see what works for your family. Children welcome to try it out with you!
  • Family Fun Ride 2:30PM. After a short safety review we’ll ride together as a “bike train,” making some fun stops along the Sunday Streets route. Children must have their own bikes and basic biking ability. Parents, family bikes, child seats and babies on board are all welcome.
  • Learn to Ride With YBike (K-8; 11AM-4PM) Learn to ride your bike, or improve your skills, with YBike’s awesome instructors! They’ll provide bikes and equipment- you just bring your game face (ideally a big, toothy grin) and a little determination. All ages welcome! Sponsored by MTC-Spare the Air Youth.
  • Freedom from Training Wheels (11AM-2:30PM) is a great way to get kids riding without training wheels. Bring your child’s bike and helmet if you have them. If not, we have a few balance bikes for kids aged 2-5. We hope to see you there!

April 16 Intro to Urban Bicycling for Parents and Teens

This one-hour presentation covers the basics of biking for everyday riding in SF: how to pick the right bike, the rules of the road and route planning. Learn more.

April 18 Biking With Babies (From Pregnancy to Toddlers)

Register for this FREE class to learn the facts about biking while pregnant and with a baby and/or toddler, as well as tips and tricks for choosing gear, biking safely and getting rolling. Meet other parents and parents-to-be who want to bike with their children. Learn more.

April 18 Bike to School Workshop/On Road With Your Family

After a short safety session, we’ll practice riding together as a “bike train.” Children must be accompanied by an adult and have basic biking ability. Family bikes, child seats and babies on board are also welcome. Learn more.

April 20-24 Bike & Roll to School Week

Is your school registered? You can still sign up! Get resources to make your school event a fun one, and have a chance to win prizes for organizers, parents and schools Sign up now.


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