SFBC: Bike and Roll to School Week

Source: SafeRoutes To School

Bike to School Week is an annual event to celebrate the joys and many benefits of biking to school. The Safe Routes to School Partnership provides incentives and resources to participating schools to host an event during one week each spring. Bike to School Week is coordinated by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a member of the Safe Routes to School Partnership. For specific event related questions email us.
All registered schools will receive goody bags with giveaways for students who participate. When you register,  your school will also be entered into a raffle to win a Bike Blender or a set of Fit Bit fitness trackers for PE classes. Register your school today and get resources to make your Bike to School Event a success!
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Parents!  Register to win Bike to School Week Raffle Grand Prize!

Check out this video of the Edge Runner in action.

SFBC Bike Images

SFBC Bike Images

Win a donated XtraCycle Edge Runner bicycle with electric assist by BionX. Wherever your home and school are in San Francisco, climb those hills with the kids aboard! This family/cargo bike is equipped with equipped with a Shimano 24­speed drivetrain  and Avid BB5 brakes. Includes standard cargo racks, X1 bags, a Hooptie child safety rail, U-Tubes foot supports, deck cushion, and removable Yepp Maxi Easy Fit child seat. Open to San Francisco parents of children in schools up to 12th grade. Sign up today!

Download the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Family Biking Guide, available in 3 languages or take a family biking class.


TakeAways

While there are individuals in Chicago who own cargo bikes and have “Roll Calls” there is precious little that has crossed my desk that includes a Family Biking Guide or even a raffle for a bike like this. I note too that as with most other states folks are encouraged to take classes to actually learn about the right way to do things with which they may have little experience.

What’s up with our fear of education and training?

I do so wish that Chicago Cyclists had the kind of leadership in their Cycling Advocacy to make these kinds of experiences possible. We often seem fixated on adult commuters alone.