“Children who know how to ride bicycles safely are much less likely to injure themselves or others,” stated Richard Campbell, treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of El Cajon Valley. That’s why on January 25, 2020, the club hosted their first ever bike rodeo.
With the help of a Pediatric Trauma Program grant from the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund, the club sponsored a bike rodeo for children in grades K-5 in the Cajon Valley School District.
The rodeo consisted of a bike inspection, an orientation, and an obstacle course, which included common obstacles and situations found when riding a bike on public roads, such as cars, crosswalks, and sidewalk grates.
The bike rodeo was a great success. In fact, the rodeo was so successful that the principal of Anza Elementary, the host school, offered the school to serve as host for future bike rodeos in the school district!
“Your grant was used to such an advantage that we are now in a position to host bicycle rodeos once or twice a year,” said Richard.