If you want to know what a healthy city looks like, look to see how many kids and families are out on bicycles. If kids are getting around on 2 wheels, chances are things in that city are pretty good. For myself, I will never live anywhere where children can not ride a bicycle.
To that end, the elementary school in my neighborhood, Sunnyside Elementary School, is having a Bicycle Fair, this Saturday! This school already has an incentive based program
to get kids and families to do anything other than drive to school.
This program is beginning to be copied at other schools in the area.
families and staff at the school all recognize that things must change
for these kids to have a good future. We have annual Bike Rodeos to
teach the kids how to ride. We sponsor Bike To School Day (30% of our
kids participated this year!)
if you are in San Francisco on Saturday from 11-2 and looking for
something to do with your kids come one by! If you have a old bicycle,
any size, any shape, any style, you just do not want, bring it to us! San Francisco Yellow Bike Project
will be there to help turn that old clunker into something shiny and
new for someone who needs it! They will be ready to swap out old for
new-to-you and will have a free repair station going for those nagging
little things that are just keeping you off your bike!
The San Francisco YMCA
will be out with their fantastic rodeo and training wheels classes.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will be giving its amazing Family Bike Class to get you and your kids out on the streets together!
And to top it off, bicycle based MamakSF
and The Localist will be there slinging their wonderful food and
showing us all you don't always need a delivery van to bring food to the