Kid's Bike Rodeo 2024

Thursday, June 6, 2024 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, June 6, 2024 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday, June 6, 2024 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, June 6, 2024 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Address:

20 Park Dr, Huntsville, ON P1H 1P5
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Event Type:

  • Community Events and Festivals
  • Family
  • Sports and Recreation

Event Details:

The Town of Huntsville, The SportLab and local organizations, including Huntsville Mountain Bike Association, TriMuskoka, Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka, the OPP, Algonquin Outfitters, Muskoka Bike Pro Shop and Rotary Club of North Muskoka, are championing these two fun, free and family-friendly cycling events this spring!

“We are thrilled to partner once again with these community organizations to bring residents the Mayor’s Bike Ride and the Kids’ Bike Rodeo,” explains Mayor Nancy Alcock. “Through these types of community-led events, we hope to instill in residents cycling safety and a life-long appreciation for recreation, transportation, environmentalism, exercise, and health. There are so many social, environmental, physical, and mental health benefits to active transportation - we want everyone to experience how easy it is to get around our community on a bike.”


Summer in Huntsville is around the corner and it’s a great time of year to discuss cycling and road safety with your children and family. The Town of Huntsville, The SportLab, the O.P.P., the Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka, Algonquin Outfitters, Muskoka Bike Pro Shop, and the Rotary Club of North Muskoka host the annual Kids’ Bike Rodeo. A fun, free, educational clinic for kids aged four to nine years old to encourage safe cycling, on Thursday, June 6, 2024, with start times at 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., at the Canada Summit Centre (Don Lough Arena). Parents and guardians are asked to supervise their participants. The Kids’ Bike Rodeo is free of charge, however advanced registration is required at huntsville.ca (registration starts May 9 at 8:30 a.m.).

Kids make their way through a variety of stations designed to improve their cycling knowledge and skills. Stations include helmet and bike safety checks, recognizing road signs, learning cycling hand signals, a mock intersection, and an agility course. The entire rotation takes approximately 30 minutes and wraps up with a completed checklist and certificate. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your registered timeslot for check in.


Sponsorship Opportunity – Bikes & Helmets

Last year we started a new initiative to provide local children experiencing barriers to recreation with a bike and safety helmet.  Through the generous support of local organizations and businesses, we received seven (7) bike sponsorships last year. This year, our goal is to find a minimum of five bike sponsors so we can pair them with five more young riders. This is an excellent way to invest in physical activity for youth and encourage active transportation in the Town of Huntsville.

To sponsor a bike/helmet, or for more information on The Mayor’s Bike Ride and the Kids’ Bike Rodeo please contact kaitlin.timmons@huntsville.ca or call 705-789-6421 ext. 3032.

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