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 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.

Register your school for the 2019-2020 school year! Schools may choose from the following options:

  • Elementary Safety Assembly - This 40-minute assembly will be tailored for either grades K-3 or 4-5/6, and will cover the basics of walking and biking safety.

  • Middle/High School Bike Workshop - This 40-minute interactive presentation will cover biking laws, bike-handling tips, bike maintenance, sustainability, and health. (Best for small student groups).

  • Bike Rodeo - This bike skills event will be taught on a school playground or parking lot, and provides an opportunity for students to develop skills to become more confident bike riders. 

  • Encouragement Ride - This fun bike ride will offer kids and parents an opportunity to ride with an instructor safely around the school neighborhood. This ride teaches useful urban riding techniques and skills for planning safe routes on the road. 

  • Bike Maintenance Quick Check - Instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists will demonstrate the basics of checking a bike for safe riding, including the tire air and brakes. Students may bring their own bike for a quick check and minor bike adjustment after the demonstration. 

  • Balancing and Skateboarding Safety - This one-hour skateboard safety and balancing class develops fundamental skills and helps beginners learn to skate. The class focuses on balance and position, proper technique and mechanics, as well as specific tips for skateboarding safety. 
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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