The best time for kids to learn bicycle skills and safety is while they're young. The Bicycle Rodeo is a great way for children and their families to do just that.

The Bike Rodeo is a special event for elementary school aged children to test and practice their skills on a closed bike course.

The rodeo also focuses on bicycle safety including proper helmet fitting and adjustment, bicycle tune-ups, hydration, and riding rules and tips.

Participants will be able to decorate their helmet, and are eligible for prize giveaways.

The Bike Rodeo is part of the Safe Routes to School program and is being held at the Mesa County Public Health Building, 510 29 1/2 Road, from 9 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, April 22.

Kids are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets so they can have both checked while they're at the rodeo. There will also be a limited number of bikes available to ride the course.

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