Bike and Roll to School Week

SF Bike and Roll to School Week 2014 was April 21-25 (plus rain dates). Over sixty schools celebrated. See the photos!

Bike and Roll to School Week is an annual event to celebrate the joys and benefits of biking, rolling, or other active ways to get to school. 66 schools and over four thousand students, parents and school staff took part this year. The SF Safe Routes to School Partnership provides resources to participating schools to host an event during the week each spring. Bike to School Week is coordinated by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a member of the Safe Routes to School Partnership. Registered schools receive goody bags with giveaways for students who participate. Schools and parents enter raffles to encourage community participation.

Family Biking Resources  

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 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 Michele Kline at Sherman Elementary.

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