A Bike Rodeo is just another name for a youth skills clinic where participants learn basic riding and safety skills (bike control, stopping, obstacle avoidance, hand signals, and helmet fitting) and which may include a short, group ride. This type of clinic is most important for elementary school (K-5th grade) students but can be valuable for middle school (6th-8th grade) students as well.
We can provide Bike Rodeos as part of a physical education class, during after-school programming, or as a stand-alone event or component of a larger event. In general, we partner with the host school or PTA unless it is part of a larger event being managed by a third party.
A Bike Rodeo typically covers a set of safety skills, bicycle control and handling skills, hand signals, and balance. We provide and run the Rodeo as well as providing bikes and helmets for students who didn’t bring their own. We typically recruit a local bike shop to partner with us to provide basic bicycle safety checks for students who do bring their own bikes. Our Bikes Rodeos also provide an opportunity for a community bike swap where families bring bikes to swap/trade/donate and at the end of the event, any bikes that remain are treated as a donation to our youth Earn-A-Bike program in East Austin.