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Bike Rodeo

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

In-Person Bike Rodeos

Rodeos are fun-filled, hands-on training events that focus on introducing elementary 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 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. After-school and weekend rodeos that are open to students in grades K-6 are also available. Bike Rodeos can be scheduled Monday-Saturday from September through June.

Each session is 45 minutes and can accommodate up to 20 students. Schools can schedule up to four sessions maximum per day.

Please fill out the Bike Rodeo Request Form or email Janak Preston at bike.ed@alamedacountysr2s.org to request your school’s bicycle rodeo.

Virtual Bike Rodeos

Our popular fun-filled Bike Rodeos are ready for your computer screen! These online classroom presentations introduce elementary and middle school students to safe bicycle handling skills and safe riding techniques for on-the-road riding. The training covers topics such as 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.

Presentation details:

  • Session length: 45 minutes
  • Number of students/classes that can be accommodated at once: Up to 40 students, either by classroom or by opt-in. Teacher, school representative or parent champion must be present.
  • Number of classes that can be booked at one school per day: Four classes per school per day
  • Active movement component?: Yes
  • Technology requirements: Zoom or school’s preferred platform.

This activity is best suited for elementary school students.

To book, please fill out the Bike Rodeo Request Form or email Janak Preston at bike.ed@alamedacountysr2s.org.

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility requirements for schools are:

  • Student groups of no more than 20 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 Janak Preston at bike.ed@alamedacountysr2s.org.