Participants should register using the Durham Park and Recreation website. https://durhamct.recdesk.com
Safe bicycling skills provide young riders with lifelong tools to enjoy the many health, recreational and transportation benefits of bicycling at any age. Youngsters in grades K-8 from Durham and Middlefield are invited to bring their bicycles to the Coginchaug High School south parking lot (next to the track) between 10am and noon on Saturday,June 30th RAIN OR SHINE for fun-filled bicycle skill and safety games and activities!
If it is rainy we will move the Bike Rodeo to the Cow Palace on the Durham Fairgrounds. Please check your email after 7am on the morning of the rodeo for a location update!
PLEASE NOTE: PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ACCOMPANY CHILDREN AGES 11 AND YOUNGER FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT.
Riders can hone their bicycling skills in the Obstacle Course, the Turtle Race and Start-Stop-Turn. They will learn hand signals, and safe bike and helmet fit. Rodeo participants can decorate their helmets and boost their cycling energy with healthy snacks. Perk on Wheels will also be onsite!
FREE HIGHLY-RATED BIKE SAFETY HELMETS are available for 75 pre-registered participants, courtesy of ProHealth Physicians.
All participants who complete the stations on the Bike Rodeo’s “Passport to Bike Safety” will receive a terrific pack of bike safety goodies including a handlebar bell, a rear reflector, and other accessories generously provided by the Durham Lion’s Club.
Do you have any kids’ bikes collecting dust in your garage? Bring them to the Rodeo! We’re collecting used bicycles which will be repaired and donated to kids in need by “Bikes for Kids!”
This community event is sponsored by the Durham Complete Streets Action Group, the Durham Public Library, and Durham Recreation Department. Additional, generous community support is provided by Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation, the Durham-Middlefield Exchange Club, the Durham Woman’s Club, the Durham Market and Pedal Power.