Biking to School

Young student riding a bicycle over a wooden foot bridge

Students riding a bicycle to school, where it is safe to do so, creates greater transportation flexibility for families, allows students to exercise greater independence, and promotes positive physical health.

We believe families should carefully consider their potential biking routes, their student's ability, and their safety preparations before allowing their student to bike to school.

Parents and guardians are responsible for their child if they ride to and from school. Bicycle maps are available to help determine the safest route.

We do not recommended students under 10 years old be allowed to ride their bikes to school.

 

Participating Schools

All secondary schools allow students to bike to school. After a comprehensive review of road conditions, we determined the following elementary schools have sufficient infrastructure on surrounding roads to limit risk and/or offer clear pathways.

  • Arrowhead
  • Wellington
  • Canyon Creek
  • Cottage Lake
  • Fernwood
  • Eastridge
  • Frank Love
  • Kokanee
  • Kenmore
  • Lockwood
  • Maywood
  • Moorlands
  • Shelton View
  • Sunrise
  • Westhill
  • Woodin
  • Woodmor

Due to increased risk, we do not recommend students ride their bike to the following schools.

  • Hollywood Hill
  • Crystal Springs
  • Bear Creek

 

Agreement & Consent Form

Elementary students and families should complete a Bike to School Agreement and Consent Form prior to biking to school. Forms are also available in your school's office. Secondary students are not asked to complete this form.

Elementary students should also complete a bicycle safety course prior to riding to school. These free courses teach the student basic safety skills necessary to navigate roads and public areas that are aligned to Washington State codes.

Parents and guardians assume all risks associated with their student riding a bicycle to school, including injury, loss, damage, and theft of the bicycle and helmet. District staff will not be responsible or held accountable for safeguarding a student’s personal property.

 

Questions?

Please contact your school's office if you have questions or concerns regarding your student biking to school.