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Town of Bracebridge Hosting Bike Rodeo for Youth
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Town of Bracebridge Hosting Bike Rodeo for Youth

Posted: 2024-05-14 14:11:48 By: thebay

In preparation for Ontario Bike Month, the Town of Bracebridge is hosting a bike rodeo on Saturday, May 25 for youth to learn more about cycling and road safety.

Bike Rodeo
Memorial Arena
Saturday, May 25 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Youth aged three and over, and their families, are invited to take part in an eight-station bike rodeo to learn about safety, bike maneuverability, repairs and more. Stations will include:

  • Fitting (helmet, seat and handlebars);
  • Decorating;
  • Hand signals;
  • Road safety;
  • Bicycle tune-up;
  • Cleaning; and a
  • Pit stop with toddler activities, cotton candy, popcorn, balloons and coffee.

Participants will be entered into a draw to win a total bicycle package which includes a bicycle, helmet and bell donated by Canadian Tire, Bracebridge location.

This event is free of charge although, advanced registration is advised. Parents are required to stay on site with their children as they participate in the event. Rodeo participants must provide their own bicycles and CSA approved bicycle helmets are required.

The bike rodeo is generously supported by local Real Estate Brokers, Paul and Lea Kane of Royal Le Page Realty.

To register, visit bracebridge.ca/BeActive and find the Bike Rodeo under the Special Events/Socials category.

Volunteers needed
The bike rodeo team is looking for volunteers to help make this event a success. High-school aged volunteers will be eligible to receive documentation towards their 40-hours of community service. All volunteers must be over the age of 14. Please contact Christine Cousins for details at ccousins@bracebridge.ca.

Get out and ride!
Bracebridge is home to some amazing trails and pathways that are perfect for exploring by bicycle. Cycling is an environmentally-friendly form of active transportation that helps promote staying active, getting outdoors and decreasing your carbon footprint.

In 2023, the Town developed a Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to provide a long-range plan that outlines transportation infrastructure recommendations and priorities for the future. An important building goal and objective of the TMP is to advance a multi-modal transportation system by providing more mobility options including a network of safe, accessible, convenient, comfortable and connected cycling facilities.

During the month of June, Ontario Bike Month, pledge to get out and ride to explore the community, incorporate cycling into daily routines, and form a new healthy habit. Plan your next adventure at bracebridge.ca/trails.