Bike Rodeo

A bike rodeo is an event that helps kids learn and practice bicycle skills, ensuring they become experts in bike safety. This event is run by Olds Municipal Enforcement, the Olds Fire Department and the RCMP. 

The event takes place at the Olds Fire Hall, 5110 65 Ave, Olds (parking lot between the Fire Hall and No Frills).

Bike Rodeo Schedule

The Bike Rodeo is held annually in September. Watch this page for schedules and registration information as it becomes available - usually in August.

Tips to Encourage Bike Safety

• Ensure children wear properly fitted and secure helmets (studies show children between ages 10 and 14 are the group least likely to wear a helmet)

• Use reflective stripes on clothing and bicycles, and use flickering lights (even during daylight hours) to make cyclist more visible to motorists

• Bike with a buddy – if children or youth are cycling any distance without parental supervision, bike with a buddy, agree in advance on a return time and stick to a route that’s familiar, illuminated and avoids secluded areas

• Have first aid training to have the skills and confidence to provide emergency treatment for common cycling injuries like falls,  fractures or bleeding

• Keep away from busy streets and parking lots

• Know and obey traffic rules when cycling on the road

Speed, inexperience and not wearing protective gear are among leading causes of cycling injuries for children. About a third of hospital emergency visits for children with cycling injuries involve broken bones, and one in 10 cycling deaths or serious injuries result from collisions with vehicles. (Based on