A free bike rodeo, designed to teach bicycle safety to children of all ages, will be held on Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Wood River Community YMCA, 101 Saddle Road, in Ketchum. Sponsors are the Ketchum Police Department and Higher Ground Sun Valley.
Ketchum police officers will conduct safety tests and monitor an obstacle course, and mechanics from local bicycle shops will perform safety inspections on children’s bicycles. Partnering in this event are volunteers from the Higher Ground Sun Valley adaptive sports program. Adults will help children decorate their bicycles, if they want.
Children participating should bring their own bicycles and helmets. The Police Department will provide a helmet if a child does not have one. Snacks, juice and coffee will be available, and there will be prizes and safety items for bicycles.
For additional information, contact the Ketchum Police Department at 726-7819.