Bike Rodeos

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Intercity Transit’s Walk N Roll program helps schools and community partners organize bike rodeo events by providing a bike rodeo kit and assisting with planning and implementing the events.

What is a Bike Rodeo?

A bike rodeo is an event that provides elementary aged children with the opportunity to learn, practice, and demonstrate bike handling skills in a fun, safe, and encouraging atmosphere. Participants visit a variety of stations that are run by staff and volunteers. Stations are designed to teach youth real world skills to prepare them to ride a bike safely.  Stations may include:

  • Information and prize station
  • Helmet fitting (if resources are available this station could include a helmet giveaway)
  • Bike safety-check
  • Rules of the road
  • Skills courses
  • Bike and helmet decorating
  • Fueling station with snacks and water

What does Intercity Transit provide?

Intercity Transit will help you plan your event, provide you a bike rodeo kit, and if staffing allows, assist on the day of your event.

The bike rodeo kit includes:

  • Signs and instructions for each station
  • Cones, traffic signs, and chalk for the skills courses
  • Materials for the bike and helmet decorating station 
  • Safety vests and name tags for volunteers
  • Participant passports
  • Participation prizes for each child
  • Thurston County Bike Maps
  • Signage to promote the event
  • Event flyer template

Who can request bike rodeo assistance?

Schools and community organizations serving youth and families in Tumwater, Lacey, Olympia, and/or Yelm. 

How to request assistance with your bike rodeo?

Send an email to our Youth Education Specialist, Kerri Wilson at kwilson@intercitytransit.com or call 360-705-5855.

Volunteer to help with a bike rodeos

Volunteers are the most important part of making a successful bike rodeo. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Youth Education Specialist, Kerri Wilson at kwilson@intercitytransit.com or call 360-705-5855.