Community/Family Bicycle Rodeos are open-ended 2—3 hour “on-bike instruction festivals” for kids during the months of March-November. Bike Rodeos are FREE to participants and take place after-school or on weekends.
Kids learn while playing on bicycle skill courses that are set up on a blacktop with chalk and cones. A variety of stations are offered including helmet fitting and free bike repair by certified mechanics. Parents register kids on site, and are encouraged (but not required) to participate on-bike with their children. Participants may be as young as toddlers on scoot-bikes. Participating children receive a novelty bike license. Helmets are sold for an $8 suggested donation.
Requesting organizations are required to attend a pre-rodeo logistics planning session at least 2-3 months in advance of the scheduled event, provide at least 15 volunteers, secure a free blacktop space, tables, chairs, electricity, and bathroom access, and assist with promotion (including printing of promotional materials).
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about upcoming rodeos.
If you would like to watch and learn what a Bike Rodeo looks like check out this Vimeo video taken by KRCB.
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