Bike Rodeo

What is a Bike Rodeo?

What are the Benefits?

Learning how to ride a bike safely and confidently can lead to a healthy lifestyle activity kids can enjoy for the rest of their lives. Hosting a Bike Rodeo is the first step to teaching kids how much fun biking can be. In addition to learning the “rules of the road”, students learn how to:

  • Avoid obstacles and yield to traffic
  • Brake and improve balance
  • Use proper hand signals

A Bike Rodeo is a fun, active event for elementary students to learn biking and safety skills in a safe and comfortable environment.  Safe Routes to School staff sets up various agility courses on school grounds for students to practice important skills necessary to ride a bike safely and confidently. Staff also inspects students’ bikes and makes sure their bike helmets fit them properly.

Kindergarten through 6th grade students must be able to ride a bike without assistance to participate. Students should bring their own bike and helmet to the Bike Rodeo, but bikes and helmets can be provided, if needed. Bike Rodeos last 1-2 hours depending on the number of participants. Schools are required to provide 6-10 volunteers to help the event run smoothly.

For more information or to schedule a Bike Rodeo at your school, contact the Safe Routes to School program at (707) 399-3222 or

Bike Safety Resources

The following videos and additional Bike Safety information can be found on our SR2S Resources page

Bike Helmet Safety *

A, B, C, Quick Check**

Biking Hand Signals**

How to Fix a Flat Tire**

* Safe Kids Worldwide

**Oregon Safe Routes to School



Host Your Own Bike Rodeo Event

If you would like to host your own Bike Rodeo for a school or community event, our bike trailer can be rented free of charge and includes all the equipment needed to hold a successful skills rodeo.

For more information, contact the Safe Routes to School Program at (707) 399-3222 or

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