Statewide School-Based Bicycle Education Program

About the Program

Let's Go Bicycle Education ProgramThe Statewide School-Based Bicycle Education Program is a multi-week bicycle curriculum for students in grades 3-8. The program was established in 2016 in Seattle Public Schools and is modeled after Cascade Bicycle Club’s (CBC) flagship “Let’s Go” curriculum. It is set to expand statewide to reach 90% of Washington students by 2039.

The Let’s Go Bicycle Education Program, which is taught in classrooms during P.E., is funded through the Move Ahead Washington transportation bill, administered by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and implemented by Cascade Bicycle Club in partnership with the AESD Network.

Program Goals

Improve bicycle confidence for transportation and/or recreation.

Establish an understanding of bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic safety.

Increase regional safety of transportation and communities.

Increase competency in Washington state PE standards.

Our Work

CBC tasked the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) with delivering the program to approximately half of Washington’s students in grades 3-8. Together the network of nine ESDs will maintain bicycles, provide training to PE teachers, and deliver classroom support to hundreds of Washington’s small school districts.

The statewide expansion began in the 2023-24 year, with two AESD regions participating in the pilot: ESD 189 (Northwest) and ESD 171 (North Central). For the 2024-25 year, three more regions are being added: ESD 112 (Southwest WA), ESD 105 (Yakima Valley), and ESD 123 (Southeast WA).

Learn More and Get Involved

Small and Medium School Districts

The majority of school districts in Washington are defined as “small” or “medium” and will not have to take any steps to apply for a grant to access the program, as your local ESD is applying on your behalf.

If you are a PE teacher or school administrator, just contact your Bicycle Education Regional Coordinator to express interest in being added to the rollout schedule. There is no cost, and no need to apply to access the program. The development of the program’s infrastructure, including building thousands of bikes, will be completed by 2038. In the meantime, new schools will be prioritized based on the equity-centered criteria outlined in the legislation (ESSB 5974, Sec. 419),

Large School Districts

If you are a PE teacher or school administrator within any of the 28 largest school districts listed below, please contact Cascade Bicycle Club directly to apply for your own bike fleets and funding.

These large districts should contact CBC to participate. All others, email your local ESD.

View Large Districts
  • Auburn School District
  • Battle Ground School District
  • Bellevue School District
  • Bellingham School District
  • Bethel School District
  • Central Valley School District
  • Clover Park School District
  • Edmonds School District
  • Everett School District
  • Evergreen School District (Clark)
  • Federal Way School District
  • Highline School District
  • Issaquah School District
  • Kennewick School District
  • Kent School District
  • Lake Washington School District
  • Mukilteo School District
  • North Thurston Public Schools
  • Northshore School District
  • Pasco School District
  • Puyallup School District
  • Renton School District
  • Richland School District
  • Seattle School District No. 1
  • Spokane School District
  • Tacoma School District
  • Vancouver School District
  • Yakima School District

Participating Schools Receive

  • Free 1-day professional development for PE teachers (clock hours available)
  • 3-week curriculum on bike safety for grades 3-8
  • Loaner bikes and bike trailer delivery
    • 30 bikes per trailer (adaptive trikes available)
    • A trailer that stays on site for daily bike storage
  • Helmets, hairnets, & in-class support
  • An exciting new program that can be run in a school gym or outdoors
  • An Earn-a-Bike component for eligible students

Our middle school program (grades 5-8) will begin in the 2025-26 school year.

See Who’s Enrolled

Program Funding

The Let’s Go Bicycle Education Program is supported with funding from Washington’s Climate Commitment Act. The CCA supports Washington’s climate action efforts by putting cap-and-invest dollars to work reducing climate pollution, creating jobs, and improving public health. Information about the CCA is available at

Our Partners

Cascade Bicycle Club
Climate Commitment Act (CCA)

Bicycle Education Regional Coordinators

For more information please contact:


Ian Woodford
Statewide Bicycle Education Project Manager

ESD Regions Map

ESD 101 (Spokane)

ESD 105 (Yakima)

Beginning Sep. 2024

ESD 112 (Vancouver)

Beginning Sep. 2024

ESD 113 (Tumwater)

ESD 114 (Bremerton)

ESD 121 (Renton)

ESD 123 (Pasco)

Beginning Sep. 2024

ESD 171 (Wenatchee)

Francisco Anaya

ESD 189 (Anacortes)

Matthew Metcalf