Bike Rodeo for kids, Sunday, at Barriere Seniors Hall

All ages of kids from 17 and under are welcome to participate in this year’s event, with registration starting at 11 a.m.

Star/Journal file photo of 2013 Bike Rodeo Kids are encouraged to come out and take part in the 3rd Annual Barriere Bike Rodeo this Sunday.

Star/Journal file photo of 2013 Bike Rodeo Kids are encouraged to come out and take part in the 3rd Annual Barriere Bike Rodeo this Sunday.

This Sunday, June 29, the 3rd Annual Bike Rodeo will be back again at the Barriere Senior Centre parking lot thanks to the Barriere RCMP, Success by Six and Yellowhead Community Services.   Last year’s event gave away eight bicycles, many new bike helmets and other bike accessories.  There were over 50 participants that included children of all ages from three to 14 years of age, from Kamloops to Blue River.

All ages of kids from 17 and under are welcome to participate in this year’s event, with registration starting at  11 a.m. in the registration tent, and the event running until 2 p.m.    There will also be a couple of bicycles on hand to use if your child doesn’t have one, and a few spare helmets if needed.

All participants must wear a helmet when participating in the course.   Once the participants have completed the course of four stations, they will drop off their completed sheet at the registration table while at the same time picking up a draw ticket for a chance to win one of many great prizes.

The Bike Rodeo is truly a family event, partnering with the community barbecue at the Bandshell and Fadear Park right next door.  There will be free food and beverages presented by the Barriere RCMP and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 242 in Barriere.  There will be music, face painting, a bouncy castle and other things for families to enjoy.

For more information about the Bike Rodeo contact: Cory McGregor at 250-672-9918,  or Adrienne Pullen at 250-672-9773.