Rotary club gifts 100 bikes to SF elementary schoolers in Mission, Potrero Hill neighborhoods

Four elementary schools in the Mission District and Potrero Hill will received 100 new bicycles Saturday during the San Francisco Rotary Club's eleventh annual bike build.

Over 40 volunteers began uncrating and assembling the bikes at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning at Bryant Elementary School, 1641 25th St.

The shiny new wheels were donated to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Bryant, Leonard Flynn, Marshall and Daniel Webster elementary schools.

"We are very grateful to the Rotary Club of San Francisco for providing our students with bicycles, which offer them a fun mode of transportation as well as a healthy form of exercise," Desirae Feria, San Francisco Unified School District supervisor of physical education, said in a news release.

Many elementary schoolers in the city have been learning how to ride bikes as a partnership between SFUSD and the city's Municipal Transportation Agency.

Students were gifted bikes, helmets and locks Saturday morning before police officers taught them how to ride the bikes safely on a special test course.