Bike rodeo planned July 26

A bicycle rodeo is planned from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 26 for young bicyclists and their parents.

Columbus Regional Health’s Healthy Communities initiative, partnering with Foundation for Youth, Safe Routes to School Bartholomew County and the Columbus Bicycle Co-op, is sponsoring the rodeo.

The event is designed to teach young bicyclists the skills they need to stay safe when riding. The rodeo will involve having the youth navigate different traffic patterns in a safe environment to learn what to do in a real-life scenario.

The rodeo will be conducted in the south end of the Foundation for Youth parking lot at 405 Hope Ave.

Participants are asked to bring their own bikes and helmets. Among the skills that will be covered is the safe way to exit a driveway, how to look for traffic, how to negotiate an intersection and how to avoid common road hazards.

Prior to starting the rodeo, participants’ bikes will receive a safety inspection. Anyone is invited to attend, but children are especially encouraged to participate.

For more information, email lbritt@crh.org.