BikeWalkSolana Rodeo Summary
The BikeWalkSolana Bicycle Safety Rodeo was attended by 35 young cyclists on Saturday, March 16. Half a dozen members of BikeWalkSolana were on hand to direct the event, and three experienced Bike Rodeo veterans from the Oceanside Bike and Pedestrian Committee volunteered their time to ensure the event was a success. The Del Sol Lions provided 13 volunteers as well as the funds to run the event. Revolution Bike Shop provided a mechanic for ensuring the kids’ bikes were in working order for the rodeo. GoodOnYa gave energy bars for snacks at the wrap-up station. The kids learned some basic riding skills, were coached in how to ride in traffic by staying alert for cars – not only in front of them, but behind, to the left, and to the right. They also got advice and practice starting, stopping, looking for cars, signaling, turning, steering through a slalom course. Finally, they got to show off and improve their balancing skills in the snail race – last to the finish line is a winner. The weather was perfect, the course stayed populated with kids and everyone – kids, volunteers, parents – had a fun and educational experience. View more photos in our Photo Gallery at bikewalksolana.org > Photos. The rodeo was also summarized in this Solana Beach Sun article.