Community youth invited to local bike rodeos
Local youngsters test out their skills at a past bike rodeo. Local youth are invited to take part in a pair of bike rodeos this week — the first in Sandpoint on Friday and the second in Ponderay on Saturday.
A pair of upcoming bike rodeos promise a wheel good time for local youth.
The first rodeo will be held Friday, May 12, at Travers Park. The event is free and will take place from 3-5:30 p.m. Sponsors are Lake Pend Oreille School District Safe Routes to School, Pend Oreille Pedalers, and the city of Sandpoint. No pre-registration is required.
Youth are encouraged to bring their bike or scooter and helmet. There are a limited number of free helmets for kids who do not have one (while supplies last).
The event will feature a bike safety check with minor repairs, and a chance to learn about bike safety and practice skills. There will also be a helmet decoration craft and a bike giveaway, where participants can enter a drawing to win a bike.
For questions or additional information relating to Sandpoint bike rodeo, contact Erin Billings at 208-263-2184, ext. 1124.
The second bike rodeo will be held at McNearney Park in Ponderay on Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the city of Ponderay, LPOSD Safe Routes to School, Pend Oreille Pedalers, and first responders.
The bike rodeo will be held at McNearney Park, located on Dustarr Lane, behind Better Together Animal Alliance. The event is open to children of all ages and includes bicycle safety checks, opportunities to learn about bicycle safety and the opportunity to practice those skills.
Pre-registration is not required; participants just need to visit the registration tent upon their arrival. Children must be accompanied by an adult to register.
Ponderay officials invite community members to bring their families to the park for the festivities. Kids should bring their bike or scooter and helmet, if they have one. Those without helmets, or whose helmet no longer fits, may be able to receive a new one for free thanks to event sponsors, while supplies last. Local first responders will be available to help families to safely fit the helmets on site.
This free event will also include a community barbecue hosted by the city of Ponderay and Ting. Community members are invited to join the city for lunch.
For questions or additional information relating to this event, contact Erik Brubaker or KayLeigh Miller at Ponderay City Hall, 208-265-5468.