Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Classes

Walk, Ride, and Roll to School

Encourage your students to take active transportation to school with a free class!

The iCommute Walk, Ride, and Roll to School program offers free classes and events for public or private K-12 schools and youth organizations in the San Diego region. These classes are designed to teach students skills and safety to build confidence and encourage active transportation choices. Our goal is to increase the number of children who walk, bike, skate, or scooter to school; raise awareness of the benefits of more active forms of transportation; and promote pedestrian and bike safety.

If you are a parent who is interested in bringing Walk, Ride, and Roll to School to your child's school or youth organization, please download a flier to share with your school administrator. Only school administrators or youth organization coordinators may register. 

 Register your school or youth organization for a class or event:

  • Bike and Traffic Safety for Kids (Online Module) - In this virtual presentation, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition provides a three-part module for students. Lessons include rules of the road, signs and symbols, helmets and safety, and riding skills. Each module includes a video and quiz and can be completed in under 10 minutes. Adult supervision/assistance is advised for students younger than 10.
  • Safety Assembly - This 40-minute virtual assembly (in-person or virtual), provided by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, can be tailored for grades K-3, 4-6, or above. The presentation includes a helmet fitting demonstration and teaches students the basics of walking and biking safely. This assembly is a great addition to Wellness Wednesday, Spirit Week, or existing safety campaigns.
  • E-bike Safety Assembly - This 40-minute assembly (in-person or virtual), provided by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, includes the rules of the road for all bike riders, but focuses specifically on regulations for e-bikes and tips about where to ride and how to ride an e-bike legally and safely. This assembly can be tailored for elementary, middle or high school students.
  • Bike Rodeo - In this 40-minute in-person event, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition will provide an opportunity for children to practice and develop skills that will help them become better bicyclists. The class is focused around the importance of seeing, being seen and remaining under control at all times when riding a bicycle. This is achieved through a series of bicycle handling drills and simulation of traffic situations.

There are many benefits to participating in a Walk, Ride, and Roll to School class:

  • Improve children's awareness about taking active forms of transportation to and from school
  • Teach children about walking, biking, and skateboarding safety 
  • Improve children’s health – increased physical activity can help combat childhood obesity 
  • Show parents and students safe neighborhood routes to school and how to start a group biking or walking train
  • Encourage active transportation to help reduce traffic congestion in school zones, which can improve safety
  • Instill healthy habits in children’s commute decisions

For more information about  Walk, Ride, and Roll to School classes, please contact Kevin Baross, iCommute consultant, at kevin@sdbikecoalition.org or call 511 and say "iCommute."  

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