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Free Bike Rodeo

July 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


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Conway Advocates for Bicycling & the City of Conway’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Group are hosting a FREE bike rodeo for kids ages 5 to 15. 

Most Important Stuff

  • Purpose: Teach survival skills to young bicyclists, ages 5 to 15.
  • Cost: FREE!
  • All participants must:
    • RSVP via email, text or phone call to Amanda Potter Cole (, 479/981-1343)
    • Check in at the registration table to complete the parental/guardian waiver form.
  • Kids must already know how to ride a bicycle.
  • We have a FEW bikes/helmets for kids to use, but those who can do so need to bring their own bicycle & helmet.
  • A limited number of loaner bicycles and helmets will be available for those without.
  • The wearing of a helmet is required and helmets will be available.
  • Parents/guardians are expected to stay and observe during the bike rodeo, but let the kids go through the stations with the volunteers and socialize with the other kids.
  • Inclement weather policy: If it is raining or imminent severe weather is pending at 8:00 am, we may postpone the event, so watch the Facebook Event Page for updates.
  • Limit: 20 kids

What to Expect

  • Check-in & complete waiver.
  • Participants will be guided through five stations:
  • Station 1: Learn the ABC’s (air, brakes, chain) of bike inspection and how to fit your helmet for safety.
  • Station 2: Learn the proper ways to start and stop a bike and how to dodge rocks and other hazards in the roadway without swerving your bike into harm’s way. The roadway is simulated by marked lines laid out on a closed parking lot.
  • Station 3: Practice riding with simulated traffic and looking (scanning) to the side and behind before signaling and changing lanes on the simulated roadway.
  • Station 4: Practice leaving a simulated driveway onto a “street.” In real life, too many accidents involve child cyclists encountering cars in crashes when leaving a driveway. We’ll practice coming to a complete stop with both feet on the ground, looking left, right, and left again before getting onto the road.
  • Station 5: Practice scanning and signaling while obeying stop signs and looking for cross and turning traffic in a simulated intersection before proceeding.
  • If time allows, there will be more fun after the 5th station!
  • Hydrate! Water provided. (Please recycle!)
  • Have fun!
  • Finish before noon.


Conway Advocates for Bicycling (CAB) is a 501c3 non-profit organization working in partnership with all friends of bicycling to promote bicycling in Conway and in surrounding communities in Faulkner County.  Learn more about CAB at

The City of Conway’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Group (BPAB) is a City Board is transporting Conway towards walk friendly and bike friendly status with safe routes to schools. Learn more about BPAB at


July 6, 2015
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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McGee Center – North Parking Lot
3800 College Avenue
Conway, United States
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