The week of April 16, thousands of children, families and school staff across San Francisco celebrated Bike & Roll to School Week on their bikes, scooters, skateboards and other wheels. This annual event is part of SF’s Safe Routes to School program, and we’re excited to welcome families to stay biking and rolling in the build-up to Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 10.
Bike & Roll to School Week would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors. Bare Snacks and GoGo Squeez provided healthy, delicious snacks for children who biked or rolled to school. Thanks to the Department of Public Health, children from participating schools also received goody bags with safety items, like reflective safety keychains increasing a child’s visibility.
“We had an outstanding Bike & Roll to School Day with more than 60 participants,” said Kurt Giles, an SF Bicycle Coalition member and a bike train leader for Fairmount Elementary School in the Mission. “A number of parents asked when the next one would be! I believe we have some momentum to start a regular event.”
Many like Kurt who participated in Bike & Roll to School Week were inspired to continue rolling. Good news, Kurt and fellow biking families: The long wait for another exciting citywide event celebrating biking is almost up!
San Francisco’s 2018 Bike to Work Day is this Thursday, May 10. With free snacks and canvas tote bags available at 26 Energizer Stations all over the city for people arriving by bike, this is the most fun single day of the year to bike in SF. For complete details on where to find Energizer Station, how to join Commuter Convoys from every district in SF to the City Hall rally, and the location of our Bike Doctors who will provide free, light bike maintenance, check out our Bike to Work Day page today.