Elementary school child riding his bike through the bike rodeo course.

What’s a Bike Rodeo?

Rodeos are fun-filled, hands-on training events that focus on introducing elementary and middle school students* to safe bicycle handling skills and safe riding techniques for on-the-road riding.

The training incorporates bicycle handling drills and a simulated city streets course where students learn proper starting and stopping technique, hand signaling, how to fit a helmet, how to perform bicycle safety checks, how to ride in a straight line and how to ride safely and predictably. The course is taught by a team of experienced bike safety educators.

The program is delivered in-class for 4th, 5th and 6th graders. After-school and weekend rodeos that are open to students in grades K-8 are also available. Bike Rodeos can be scheduled Monday-Saturday from September 2017 through June 2018.

Please fill out the Bike Rodeo Request Form to request your school’s bicycle rodeo.

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility requirements for schools are:

  • Student groups of no more than 25 students per rodeo
  • Availability of school staff supervision during the rodeo
  • Available parking lot or playground area at least the size of two basketball courts (but bigger is better!)

For questions, please contact Nora Dye at ndye@alamedacountysr2s.org.

*Excludes 7th and 8th grades. For programming for 7th and 8th grade students, please check out our Drive Your Bike program.