The public is invited to bring a bike and ride through a kid-sized city to practice new skills at the First Horizon Pavilion on Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. The course will take about an hour, with a snack provided by Whole Foods.
Begin by signing up to enter for a raffle gift by Rock Creek. Get a helmet and bike check by local shop, Owen Cyclery, then hit the skills section, where kids will learn bike basics, road safety, and proficiency. Once kids advance through the rodeo, they can bike through the safety town, with the firefighters and police on hand for demonstrations.
Older or more advanced riders can also try their skills at the skate park behind the pavilion.
The event will be held rain or shine under the First Horizon Pavilion.
Organizers said the idea behind the bike rodeo is to engage the community with a free event for kids safety With the Scenic City being an outdoor leader in the U.S., the rodeo will provide the community with an opportunity to learn the bike skills needed to bike in Chattanooga safely. With the addition of the bike lanes in the city, and the mountain biking trails being the top 10 in North America, we need a way to teach our local kids how to use what we have created. It is also valuable to keep the community united and active after a pandemic year, and creating an opportunity for kids to learn and have fun together is a great start to the new school year.
The Chattanooga Bike Rodeo and Safety Town partnered with the experience of Outdoor Chattanooga and SORBA to create a unique kids event that has the potential to grow into a permanent event, with a fixed park structure.
“This could really take off in multiple directions," said Jin Copp, Chattanooga Bike Rodeo event coordinator. "Offering trail rides with the completion of the course, expanding dates, even creating a permanent location with concrete structures in a park atmosphere.”
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