Bicycle Rodeos

By John Andersen

In the springtime, concerns turn toward the horde of child-cyclists turned loose upon

the streets of cities and towns across the country. In many communities, concerned

agencies ban together to hold one day of training for young bicycle drivers in the hope of

preventing accidents.

Thus is born the Bike Safety Rodeo. These events are, in many case the only

opportunities to educate parents and children about the safety aspects of riding a bicycle

on streets and roads. The goal is to empower young cyclists with a minimal set of skills

for on-road riding. To teach them the a small subset of the rules of the road sufficient

to keep them safe. How well this works is open to debate.

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