SFBC “Bike to School” Training at SFBC Healthy Saturdays Kick-Off Picnic

"Want to feel more confident in leading or having your child participate in a "Bike Train" from home to school and back? In preparation for the SF Bike to School Day, this 2.5 hour session offers families and youth an opportunity to improve confidence and safety on the road. The training will empower parents with bicycle helmet fitting, safety checks, skill building drills and group riding.

Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent and all are required to bring their own bicycles and helmets in good condition. It is especially important that all adult riders "role model" proper helmet usage for youth participants."

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