Bike & Roll

Fun. That’s just how we roll.

Biking is a fun, relaxing, environmentally friendly way to get to and from school. Plus, you never have to worry about parking—all SFUSD schools have bike racks.

All aboard the bike train!

Creating a bike train is a great to make the ride to school all the more enjoyable and easy. Lead by adult riders, who both “drive” the train and serve as the caboose, a bike train is a safe way for a group of kids to ride together.

Bike and Roll to School Week (April)

The annual celebration of fun, healthy ways to commute to school across our city is held every April. Bike & Roll to School Week welcomes anyone and everyone with wheels! It’s time to get out your bicycles, skateboards, wheelchairs, rollerskates and strollers. Any San Francisco school, from pre-k to high school, is invited to participate in the fun.

For more information about Bike and Roll to School Week, please contact the SF Bicycle Coalition at

Safety Tips

Always wear a helmet. It’s not only important to protect your child, it’s the law for riders 18 and under.

Be as visible as possible. Wear bright clothing and install reflectors and lights on your bike.

Stay off the roads. Ride only in bike lanes or along marked bike routes.

For children up to age 13, it’s OK to ride on the sidewalk.

Photo: SF Shared Schoolyard

Helpful information on biking to school for parents and families:

For school staff:


Encouragement activities make it fun for students to walk or bike to school!

Frequent Rider Miles Guidebook (PDF)

The Golden Sneaker Award (PDF)


Support Safe Routes to School activities in the classroom!

K-5 Educator’s Guide 
(Alameda County SRTS)

Evaluation Tools

SF Safe Routes to School works in partnership with SF Unified School District to collect meaningful data about student commutes.

Back to School Safety Tips from VisionZero SF (PDF)

Identifying Barriers and Developing Solutions to Provide a Safer Route to School (PDF)