Remember that freedom and independence you felt the first time you rode a bike?
YBike began in 2002 when a Presidio YMCA member volunteered to teach kids how to ride bikes. We quickly realized that biking is a fantastic way to help youth grow, explore, and build community.
Led by caring and professional adults, YBike engages thousands of youth each year, transforming San Francisco youth into skilled bicyclists, active outdoor enthusiasts, and confident young adults. YBike offers a wide range of youth bike education programs, from Bike P.E. to Earn-A-Bike clubs to Learn-To-Ride events.
We also offer a variety of popular summer camps, which can be found on our Summer Camp page.
Where we are today
YBike runs Earn-A-Bike clubs at middle and high schools across San Francisco. In this program, youth learn about bike maintenance, bike safety, traffic safety, and navigation. Youth also get the chance to go on neighborhood rides with their instructors. This program is funded by the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families.
YBike’s 10-day Bike P.E. Unit teaches youth bike safety, giving them the skills and confidence to bike for exploration, transportation, and exercise. The skills we teach are progressive, challenging beginners and more experienced bicyclists. This program helps to train P.E. teachers to lead their own innovative bicycling programs.
Safe Routes to School San Francisco
The Safe Routes to School is a national program working to make walking and bicycling to school safer and more accessible for children and their families. YBike has been a member of the San Francisco Safe Routes to School Coalition since its inception in 2009.
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