Bike Rodeo Slated for May 12


The fifth annual Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo will take place Saturday, May 12, at Ruby Bridges Elementary School. The event will hold pre-festival free bicycle education classes to teach children how to ride a bicycle and the importance of being active. The “family cycling workshop” will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon. The “learn to ride class” will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. The main festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

The festival will have tons of activities for attendees. Activities and workshops include: free bicycle tune-ups with the BikeMobile, a bike rodeo to practice skills and drills, a helmet and bicycle decoration station, helmet fittings and giveaways, safety equipment giveaways (bells, lights, reflectors), a chance to learn how to use the AC Transit bus racks, bike-blended smoothies, a bicycle Trivia Wheel, free raffle prizes and a whole lot more to inspire, educate and encourage bicycle riding in Alameda.

This festival is a project of Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools, the Alameda Safe Routes to School Task Force in partnership with Alameda Unified School District, Alameda Recreation and Parks, the City of Alameda, Kiwanis Club of Alameda and the Alameda Elks Lodge.

Those who will like to attend can preregister at Drop-ins are also welcome. Ruby Bridges Elementary is located at 351 Jack London Ave. For more information, visit