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Learn cycling safety skills at The Kids’ Bike Rodeo

Learn cycling safety skills at The Kids’ Bike Rodeo

Posted: 2022-05-18 14:33:27 By: thebay

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Spring is here and it’s the perfect time of year to ensure your children are ready for a safe summer on their bikes. Sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka, Muskoka Bicycle Pro Shop and organized by the O.P.P., the Town of Huntsville and sport therapy experts The SportLab, The Kids’ Bike Rodeo is a fun and educational clinic for kids aged 4 to 9 to ensure that they have the equipment and cycling safety skills they need this summer.

“The Kids’ Bike Rodeo is a great opportunity for all community partners, to help instill confidence, improve safety skills and build interest in cycling for the youth in our community,” notes organizer, Dr. Lowell Greib of The SportLab. “As a child, I was given the opportunity to participate in a bike rodeo and it sparked my passion for cycling and ultimately provided me with a great foundation on which I grew a professional career and everlasting love for the sport. Nothing quite compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride, when you have knowledge and skills to enjoy it safely.”

The Kids Bike Rodeo kicks off Thursday June 2, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at Huntsville Public School.

Kids make their way in groups through a variety of stations designed to improve their cycling knowledge and skills, including helmet and bike safety checks, recognizing road signs, learning cycling hand signals, a mock intersection, and an agility course.

The agility course is a group favourite; with cyclists riding as slow as they can while maneuvering through pylons and doing shoulder checks to identify images held up by volunteers. The entire rotation will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Young cyclists then receive a delicious snack, a completed checklist, certificate and some bike goodies.

The Kids’ Bike Rodeo is free of charge, but advanced registration is required. Please register online for your half hour time slot and if you have any questions please contact The SportLab at 1-855-776-7852  or by email at info@thesportlab.ca