Arjun Barbu, 11, will be one of 50 students at Seven Hills Public School participating in Bicycle Network's National Ride2School Day on March 22.
The school prefect, who began cycling to school this year, says he loves it as it takes him only about five minutes.
"I feel safe as I use the cycleway and also enjoy the morning and afternoon exercise," Arjun said.
"Many of my classmates are planning to ride, scoot, skate or walk to school instead of riding in a car on the day."
Principal Christine Burke said about half of the school's 100 students would participate in National Ride2School Day.
"We started promoting this event for health and road safety reasons for several weeks now," she said.
"Besides helping them to keep fit, it [will] also teach them about road safety."
Ride2School team manager Kelly Pearson said encouraging students to ride to school would make them more self-sufficient and develop social skills.
"Students who ride to school arrive energised and alert, resulting in higher concentration times than those who don't," she said.
"With the rising rate of obesity and inactivity levels in children, I hope all schools commit to supporting a healthier lifestyle."