2022 EKHLA BIKE RODEO
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Howdy, Partners! Once again it is time for the Bike Rodeo sponsored by the EKHLA PTO. The rodeo will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022 starting at 8:30 am. The emphasis is on general bike safety and the importance of wearing a bike helmet at all times while riding a bike. Bike helmets are MANDATORY at our Bike Rodeo. No child may participate without a helmet. The Bike Rodeo will not only provide parents with the opportunity to ensure that their children are more safety conscious, but will also give students a chance to show off their riding skills.
The Bike Rodeo course is a standardized city-wide course. The course will be located in the EKHLA parking lot. Please read the rules, get your bicycle geared up, and GO RIDE YOUR BIKE! Training wheels are allowed during the competition. Please fill out the online permission slip by 2:00pm on Monday, March 21, 2022. If your child does not have a permission slip filled out, they will not be able to participate in the event.
BIKE RODEO RULES
Helmets are required to be worn in order to participate. Label bike and helmet with child’s name. The PTO will not label anything.
- Bikes can be dropped off in the gym from 330-530pm on Wednesday, March 23rd.
- Permission slips must be filled out online by 2:00pm on Monday, March 21, 2022.
- 1 permission slip must be filled out per student.
- Bikes must be picked up immediately after student participates or between 3:30-5:30 on the 24th.
Bike safety check: SAPD officers will perform a safety inspection on all bikes. Points will be awarded or deducted for such things as: a bell or horn, a front light, rear red reflectors, broken or missing chain guard, missing, loose or defective tires, defective wheels, or too tight or too loose bike chain.
Bicycle riding skills competition: Participants will compete in four elements –steering, figure eight or circle, maneuvering and balance, and scoring points for staying within the lines and not allowing their feet to touch the ground. The Bike Rodeo is a standardized city-wide skills competition and the course is predetermined. Training wheels are permitted.
Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers at each grade level, for each boy and girl.
ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET!
More than 350,000 children age 14 and under are injured in bike related accidents annually. About 540,000 bicyclists visit emergency rooms with injuries every year. Of those, about 67,000 have head injuries. A helmet can prevent a very high percentage of cyclist brain injuries. Studies show that helmets reduce the risk of injury by 85%.
We encourage all eligible EKHLA students to participate in this year’s Bike Rodeo. Parents do have the opportunity to volunteer to ensure the event goes smoothly. To sign up as a volunteer with this event sign up here.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact either: Brianna Eilers or Brijal Patel, PTO Bike Rodeo Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to a fun day!