Youth & Family

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to be the leading resource in San Francisco for youth and family biking. Through our partnerships with City and community organizations, we help families and kids get “rolling” and work to make biking safe and accessible for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers.

Looking for places to take your kids biking during Shelter in Place? Check out our Guide to Car-Free Spaces for Biking Families!

Family Biking Resources

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition offers free how-to manuals for all stages of family biking. The Family Biking Mini Guide contains on-the-go information about biking for families. It features pictures of the variety of family biking gear and resources and tips for biking with babies, toddlers and school-age children. The classic Family Biking Guide (available in English, Spanish and Chinese) includes practical information for parents, including biking while pregnant, advice about equipment, and tips for safety and the rules of the road. Our guide on How to Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike (available in English, Spanish and Chinese) will help you get your little one riding in no time — without relying on training wheels!

Family Biking Guide

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How to Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike

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Bike & Roll to School Week

San Francisco’s annual Bike & Roll to School Week takes place April 29 – May 3, 2024. Join thousands of parents, students and caregivers who will celebrate by pedaling or otherwise rolling to schools throughout the city. Students of all ages, from pre-school to high school, are welcome to participate. Don’t miss out on the fun! Any parent or school staff member may sign up your school. Register now to receive incentives for participating students. 

Bike & Roll to School Week is sponsored by the SF Safe Routes to School Partnership and organized by the SF Bicycle Coalition.

Youth and Family Workshops

The SF Bicycle Coalition teaches free Family Biking Workshops and classes for all stages of family biking — from biking while pregnant to biking your child to school. We also host Freedom From Training Wheels workshops at every Sunday Streets to teach the littlest ones to bike without training wheels. In addition, you can test ride a family bicycle and talk to our experts about biking with children and equipment options at our ongoing Sunday Streets events.

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SF Safe Routes to School

Children who walk and bike to school arrive energized and ready to learn. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is a partner organization in San Francisco Safe Routes to School, working to make biking and walking to school safer, easier and more fun for students and their families. Safe Routes to School is expanding to serve all SF Unified School District elementary schools.

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