100 kids learn riding skills at Bicycle Rodeo Saturday

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Sisters are wearing proper eyewear for the glare off the road course.
They are waiting here for face painting which drew lots of attention.
Photo copyright, Marc Weinberg

The Bicycle Rodeo, sponsored by a coalition of Shoreline neighborhoods and the Shoreline Police, attracted over 100 5-12 year olds to an event designed to teach safe bicycle riding skills.

A little help from mom through the obstacle course
Photo copyright, Marc Weinberg

Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 2 to 4pm, at Sunset School Park, 17840 10th NW, the young bicyclists went through an obstacle course that simulated real-life situations.

They practiced scanning for automobiles, learned correct riding techniques, and how to avoid road hazards such as tree limbs, potholes, and rocks.

Pit Stop for tire pressure check by volunteer mechanics
Photo copyright, Marc Weinberg

Volunteers assisted with helmet and bicycle fitting and helped prepare bicycles to be road ready.

There were hot dogs and face painting. Everyone had a good time while learning important skills.

Participating neighborhoods of Richmond Highlands, Innis Arden, Meridian Park, Highland Terrace, Hillwood, and Richmond Beach would be pleased to share their planning with other neighborhood groups who would like to put on their own bicycle rodeo.

Update 6-2-19: added Richmond Beach and Hillwood to the sponsoring neighborhoods.


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