Bike & Roll to School Week

SF Bike & Roll to School Week is April 20-24  2015

Registration will open in February 2015.

Bike and Roll to School Week is an annual celebration of the joys and benefits of biking, rolling, or other active ways to get to school. Sixty-seven schools and over four thousand students, parents and school staff took part in 2014. See the photos!

Registered schools receive goody bags with giveaways for students who join in the fun event. Schools and parents enter raffles to encourage community participation. The SF Safe Routes to School Partnership provides resources to participating schools to host A Bike & Roll To School every Spring. Bike to School Week is coordinated by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a member of the Safe Routes to School Partnership.

Family Biking Programs help students and parents get ready to Bike to School  The SF Bicycle Coalition provides year-round resources, classes and workshops to encourage biking and to school and family biking in general. Learn more. Download the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Family Biking Guide, available in 3 languages or take a family biking class. For specific questions, email nancy@sfbike.org, or phone Nancy Buffum at 415.431.2453 x 314.

And the 2014 Bike & Roll To School parent participant Grand Prize winner is….Congratulations to Britt Gardner!

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Britt signed up for the EdgeRunner family bike raffle at Bike and Roll To School Day at Monroe Elementary School, where her daughter is in kindergarten. Britt will sometimes drive from Bernal Heights to the Excelsior neighborhood near Monroe, park her car and let her daughter bike a few blocks to school, then return home and take public transit to work. What new landscapes and routes will open up now that Britt has a bike designed to carry children and cargo, powered by an electric assist? Check out this video of the Edge Runner in action. Thanks again to Xtracycle, BionX and The New Wheel Electric Bikes for their generous donation of this prize.

School winners: SF Community School won the Bike Blender and SF Day School won the Fit Bit fitness trackers for its PE classes. The Organizer raffle prize of a $100 Sports Basement gift card went to Education Outside teacher Melissa Kline at Sherman Elementary.

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