City of Ada Bike Rodeo & Parade this Wednesday on Bike to School Day

City of Ada Bike Rodeo & Parade this Wednesday on Bike to School Day

May 3, 2021 Kaleidoscope News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — This Wednesday, May 5th is National Bike to School Day and the City of Ada and Norman-Mahnomen Public Health are once again teaming up to host their Bike Rodeo and Bike Parade after school that day. The Bike Rodeo is geared for elementary students, but all parents and community members are welcome to join in on the fun as well. Because of construction at the Ada-Borup School this year, the Bike Rodeo will be held across the street at the former Faith United Church parking lot, where youth can participate in a variety of bike skills clinics and activities, according to Kim Myers of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health and Brianna Eggen with the City of Ada.

The bike parade will make its way to the Dekko Community Center at around 4:15pm. The local boy scouts will have a hot dog meal available for just $5 at the Dekko and the City of Ada will be giving away a couple new bikes, but youth must be present to win. In previous years, they’ve had as many as 150 kids participating in the bike rodeo. Myers and Eggen says that’s no easy undertaking, so they appreciate all the support they get from community for this event. 

Eggen also provided some safety tips for young bicyclists to keep in mind when riding on bike to school day or any other day. Most importantly, she stated, is to always wear a helmet.

A fleet of bikes will be available to checkout for free this week at the Dekko Center. The City of Ada Bike Rodeo is this Wednesday, May 5th.

Listen to the full interview with Kim Myers and Brianna Eggen from the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program below: