Provo Bike Rodeos
Bicycle Rodeo Resources for Your Scout, School, or Youth Group
Many scout, school, and youth groups are interested in planning a bicycle rodeo, giving participants the opportunity to learn how to operate a bike safely and follow the rules of the road. Fortunately, Provo groups offer a wealth of resources to help group leaders plan a successful rodeo. Here are some Provo bicycle rodeo resources you’ll want to know about…
Provo Bike Rodeo Kit
Utah County has a bike rodeo kit available for groups to borrow. The kit includes common road signs (stop, yield, railroad crossing, etc.) as well as instructions for designing a chalk road for kids to practice riding on. They also offer bike safety videos and pamphlets. Occasionally, they have funding available to offer helmets to children that need them. You can make arrangements to borrow the rodeo kit by calling Utah County Health Department Bike Rodeo Coordinator Carrie Bennett at 801-851-7035 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Free Provo Bicycle Tune-Ups
The Provo Bicycle Committee offers free basic bike tune-ups at local rodeos. A trained representative will inflate tires, fix flats, lubricate chains, adjust seats / handlebars, and provide other basic services. Sometimes representatives are also available to help with other aspects of the rodeo or to teach participants about basic bike maintenance. To find out if a committee member is available to help at your event, email: email@example.com.
Provo City Bicycle Licensing
The city often able to send a bike licensing representative to Provo rodeos. They will bring
bike licensing forms for the children to fill out and will provide registration stickers on the spot. Generally, the $1 registration fee is waived for these events. To find out if a licensing representative can attend your event, contact Community Policing Coordinator Janna-Lee Haigh at 801-852-6271 (email: JHaigh@provo.utah.gov).
If this service isn’t available during your rodeo, you may wish to print off Provo Bicycle Registration Forms to provide to participants. After filling out the form, families can drop them off and pick up their licensing stickers at Provo City Center (351 W. Center St).
Provo Police Officers
Occasionally, the Provo Police Department is able to send an officer to take care of bike licensing or speak on the topic of bike safety. Due to the growing popularity of bike rodeos in the city (lately there seems to be a couple every week), the police haven’t had the resources to send out officers to every event. However, if you are planning a major bike rodeo that combines multiple groups or serves an entire school, they may be able to accommodate you.
Report on Your Rodeo
Run a successful Provo bike rodeo? Have tips to share with your fellow rodeo leaders? We’d love to hear what you have to say or do a profile on your event. Simply drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Bike Rodeo Resources
As you’re planning your event, the following links may be helpful:
- Bike Rodeo Skills Packet (PDF) – A 16-page handbook on teaching kids safe riding from the Utah Department of Health.
- An Organizer’s Guide to Bicycle Rodeos (PDF) – An in-depth guide to setting up rodeos and reaching out to parents.
- Provo Bike Rodeo Certificate (PDF) – Feel free to use our printable Provo Bike Rodeo Graduate certificate to reward participants for their efforts.
- Local Bike Laws Guide – On this page, we’ve provided an overview of the most important local and state cycling laws. You can also download a 1-page bike law reference sheet.
- Provo Ride Guide (front side, back side) – A printable, foldable bicycle zine that includes a list of essential bike laws, suggestions for Provo rides, instructions on how to change a flat tire, and more.