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Tips and resources on riding a bicycle safely through the community.

Bicycle Rodeo

WHAT IS A BICYCLE RODEO?

You are probably thinking cowboys and lassos, but a bicycle rodeo is an opportunity for bicyclists to practice their skills in a safe and controlled environment so they are better prepared for riding their bicycle in the community. Obstacle courses and feedback are some special features of a bicycle rodeo. We will be checking to see if the bike is properly maintained and that the bike and helmet are the correct fit. Fit is often overlooked but important before heading out onto the streets to ride. Local experts, bike shop representatives, and Haverstraw Police will be on hand for a fun afternoon.

HAVERSTRAW KING'S DAUGHTERS PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE HOSTING ITS SECOND ANNUAL BICYCLE RODEO HAS BEEN POSTPONED. DATE TBD.
Thank you for your patience.

Helmets will be required for all riders. A parent must sign a liability waiver and stay with their child during the event.

 

 

From the Stacks, Check-out a Book

Photos from HKDPL 2017 Bicycle Rodeo

From AAA Riding Skills & Tips

League of American Bicyclist videos on fitting a helmet and scanning safely

Children in Traffic, how children's perceptions differ from adults

Cycling Safety Tips

♦ Make sure the bike is in proper working order and fits the rider.

♦ Wear a helmet that fits correctly.

♦ Wear brightly colored clothing during the day as well as at night.

♦ Be aware of your surroundings.

♦ Look both ways before crossing roads.

♦ Do not use a phone or listen to music while riding. 

♦ Drive your bicycle with traffic, not against it.

♦ Ride as close to the right side of the road as you safely can.

♦ Obey traffic signs and signals.

♦ Use hand signals when turning.

♦ When riding in a group, ride in a single-file line.

♦ Practice your skills in a safe area away from traffic at a class or event like a bicycle rodeo!