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Friday, 9 May 2014

Bicycle Rodeos - Saddle Up For Fun! - Tips, Links and Kawartha Lakes Events!

Kawartha Lakes Mums - Ready for Bike Rodeos? 

Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes May 10, 2014: Want to run a Bike Rodeo in your neighbourhood, but not sure where to start?  This post has some links that may help, plus we will update it with details of local Bicycle rodeos so your kids can join in the fun! Do you helpful links to add?
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How to Run A Successful Bicycle Rodeo

Kawartha Lakes Kids can sign up for a great budget-friendly cycling program through Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes that even supplies bicycles to participants, and many local service clubs offer bicycle safety rodeos. If there is not a bicycle safety rodeo in your area, you may want to offer one as well. While I teaching in Scarborough, one of the events we enjoyed most was offering students a bicycle rodeo. This was a real team effort with members of various businesses, and community supports taking part: the health nurse did a segment on bicycle helmets, the police on the rules of the road, an insurance company printed licences and provided a mascot, a bike repair shop inspected the bicycles, and parents manned various stations on the course. Here are a few links to resources that you may find helpful when planning a bicycle rodeo in your neighbourhood. These links will each first show a word from a sponsor.

  1. Cornell University Bike Rodeo Planner http://adf.ly/4009826/cornell-university-bike-rodeo-planner
  2. Free Printatble Bike Rodeo Certificate http://adf.ly/4009826/ems-bike-rodeo-certificate
  3. Free Printable Bike Rodeo Scoring Sheet http://adf.ly/4009826/bike-rodeo-scoring-sheet
  4. Sask Free Bike Safety Week Resources http://adf.ly/4009826/sask-bike-safety-week-resources
  5. Ont Cycling Assoc  Starting a Youth Club http://adf.ly/4009826/ontario-cycling-assoc-staring-a-club
  6. Niagara Health Kindergarten Bike Poster http://adf.ly/4009826/kidgn-helmet-safety-poster

City of Kawartha Lakes Bicycle Rodeos

Saturday May 10th : Optimist Club of Lindsay Bike Rodeo The annual Optimist Club of Lindsay Bike Rodeo will be held this year from 9am – 11:30am, Saturday May 10th at St. Dominic’s School situated at 320 Mary Street West in Lindsay. Six new bicycles will be raffled off at the event courtesy of Canadian Tire, Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue, Kawartha Lakes Fire Association, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service and the Lindsay Police Association.
There will be lots of fun for everyone!
Optimist members, City of Kawartha Lakes Police officers, and Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue will be in attendance to perform safety inspections of your children’s bicycles, and provide tips on bicycle safety and helmet sizing.
Don’t forget to ride the skill testing course designed for both beginners and experienced riders alike!

Watch for more Bicycle Rodeos to be added!
UpDate May 12 - We received two great comments from Police about this post on Twitter! Thank you to Kawartha Police Media Services and Staff Sergeant Chris Boddy of Toronto Police Services for reading our post!

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