Ready for a rodeo?
Are your children riding their bike safely?
Are their bikes, helmets and equipment in safe operating condition?
Do they know the basic rules of the road?
Find out the answers at the sixth annual Osakis Bike Rodeo and Safety Day this Sunday, May 27.
The event will take place in the south parking lot of Osakis Public Schools from 1 to 3 p.m.
Interest in the rodeo is on the rise. Osakis Police Officer Calvin Uhl noted that the first rodeo drew about 40 children while last year nearly 100 showed up.
"This year, we hope to surpass that number," he said.
The event will offer free bicycle helmets to every child who wants one.
There will also be drawings for two Trek bikes from Jake's Bikes, along with other prizes.
New obstacle courses will be set up this year and free bicycle maintenance will be available.
Rich Wieber's Bicycle Stunt Show will again entertain the crowd.
The Osakis Bike Rodeo and Safety Day is made possible by donations and support from local area businesses.