Bike Rodeo in Barriere open to kids of all ages, from anywhere

RCMP Roll Over Simulator will be an additional part of the day's events

RCMP Cpl. Darin Underhill says the upcoming Bike Rodeo in Barriere promises to be a fun and educational experience for youngsters

RCMP Cpl. Darin Underhill says the upcoming Bike Rodeo in Barriere promises to be a fun and educational experience for youngsters

The Barriere RCMP, Success by Six and Yellowhead Community Services are proudly joining together  to present the 1st Annual Barriere Bike Rodeo at the Ridge, on Saturday, June 23.

The Bike Rodeo is open to kids of all ages, and is not limited to those from the immediate area.  Youth participants from all over will be welcomed, and tricycle riders (if they have a helmet) can also participate. There is no pre-registration required; just turn up.

The Bike Rodeo will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with participants going through a course consisting of four stations.  These stations will test the riders skills and road safety knowledge.  Each participant will be eligible for draw prizes such as bikes, helmets, and other goodies.  Organizers ask that each participant bring their own bike and helmet to get checked prior to starting.

The Child Restraint Training and Inspection in regards to child car seats will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free of charge.  The workers will assist you in setting up or checking your existing child seats and answer any questions.  There will also be draw prizes for participants with some car seats to be given out as well.

During the Bike Rodeo, you will have a chance to visit with area Emergency Services Personnel, check out the RCMP Roll Over Simulator, and enjoy some food and refreshments at the concession.

RCMP Cpl. Darin Underhill says, “There will also be some fun activities for everyone on site, even if you’re not in the Bike Rodeo.”

Underhill also notes that donations of cash or bicycle related merchandise to help support the draw prizes  would be happily accepted.  “We want to see every kid have something to take home from the event,” said the Corporal, “We encourage families to attend, and hope to see everyone there on June 23.”

If you would like to make a donation or require more information contact Cpl Darin Underhill at 250-672-9918, or Adrienne Pullen, YCS, at 250-672-9773.