Having a blast at the bike rodeo
Thursday, Aug. 20 was an exciting day for a bunch of kids from Conception Bay North. The Trinity Conception RCMP along with The Compass, the Town of Carbonear, Recreation NL and Safety Services NL put off an exciting and fun bike rodeo for kids ages three to 12 at the Conception Bay Regional Community Centre.
Stations were set up across the parking lot, led by the RCMP, the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Summer Student Program, Eastern Health ambulance service and volunteer firefighters from the Carbonear fire department. With five obstacles, the kids had fun weaving in and out, while also learning safety techniques and how to properly wear a helmet.
Dominion from the Trinity Conception Square Mall donated a bike and Safety Services and Recreation NL both provided helmets. There were also donated items from Communities Against Violence, the Town of Carbonear and TC Media. Each child went home with a prize, swim pass to the Carbonear pool, a sub from Subway and cake.
Here are some of the exciting moments from the bike rodeo.
Bike rodeo participant Ava Hopkins (left) of Carbonear high-fives Little Mister Carbonear and rodeo sheriff Rory MacNeil as she reaches the first obstacle — a stop. The four-year-old was one of the youngest participants, but she kept up with all the rest.
Maxine Butt (left) of Carbonear adjusts her helmet as she takes part in the RCMP bike rodeo at the Conception Bay Regional Community Centre in Carbonear.
Emelia Butt of Carbonear demonstrates the right hand turning signal used when riding a bike. The four-year-old did the course with her dad not far behind.
Olivia Murphy pedalled her way through the figure-eight part of the obstacle course at the bike rodeo in Carbonear on Thursday, Aug. 20. She was one of 38 participants that took part, and she really enjoyed the experience.
Chase George pumps his legs hard as he makes his way to the first right hand turn of the bike rodeo obstacle course. He came along to the event with his older brother Avery and his mom Jaime. He was so excited for the event he said he couldn’t wait for next year.
Makai Costa rides his bike along the obstacle course set up by the RCMP in his hometown of Carbonear for the bike rodeo. The four-year-old energetically completed all the tasks with ease.