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.

To view photos from 2018 Bike & Roll to School Week, please click here.

Safety Tips


Wear a properly fitted helmet for your safety. For children under 18, it’s the law.


Be visible when you ride. Wear bright clothing, use a white front light and red rear light.

Bike Lanes

Follow the rules of the road and use marked bike lanes when possible. Ride with your children until they are ready to ride on their own.


Practice your skills in car-free spaces. Children age 13 and under may 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)

Bike and Roll to School Week Art Contest (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)