St. Anthony Park Elementary School held a back-to-school bike rodeo Sept. 18.
The school received a $2,500 Safe Routes to School grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to create a program that will help families who live within two miles of the school learn how to bike and walk safely to and from school.
Along with the bike rodeo, the money will go toward bike and scooter racks, safety curriculum and new supplies for the school patrols.
Bike rodeo participants traversed a course that included hazard avoidance, handling, starting and stopping, straight-line riding, turning and yielding. There was also a bike helmet–fitting station and a how-to bikerepair station.
And despite the rain, the event (organized by Dan Clark, the school’s technology coordinator) was well attended.