Biking to School
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.
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.
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.
- Canyon Creek
- Cottage Lake
- Frank Love
- Shelton View
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.
Northshore Schools Foundation is supporting the bike to school initiative by generously raising funds to purchase bike racks for each participating school. To learn more about the project, visit the Foundation's website.
Please contact your school's office if you have questions or concerns regarding your student biking to school.