Family Bike Rodeo!

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The Family Bike Rodeo (Level 2: Cycling Basics course) is a "playground" based event that introduces cyclists to key bike handling skills they will need to ride safely on the road. It does not focus on traffic situations. Our belief is that learning traffic skills must happen on the road.

This course is designed for children aged 7+ and their parents. It is important that participants go on from the Rodeo to participate in a Level 3 course (kids, family or adults).

Level 2 Course Description:

$20 per participant, 90 minute session (2 participant minimum, 10 maximum).
For cyclists 7 and up, without training wheels; parents are encouraged to attend. The skills targeted in this course address major injury prevention concerns for children who cycle. As with swimming lessons, an investment now in cycling training for children can pay off in prevention of serious injury, and lead to greater enjoyment.

Summary:

  • Helmet and clothing check
  • Bike fit and check
  • Straight line riding
  • Shoulder checking
  • Signalling
  • Braking and stopping
  • Stop and go
  • Bike security

Other activities may include: 

  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Start and coast
  • Start and pedal
  • Start, pedal, stop
  • Obstacles and games

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Please note all participants are required to have a bike that fits and is in good working order and a current, properly fitted helmet. No training wheels permitted.
(If you or your child needs to learn how to ride, see Level 1/Learn to Ride)

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled for 2017.