Kindergarten kids through sixth graders are invited to bike around 's playground and learn bicycle safety Saturday.
To see your young one wheel around, bring him or her to Fremont Elementary School, 3220 Las Palmas Ave., Glendale, anytime Saturday until 3 p.m. Bicycles and helmets are the only requirements for the free event.
Children learn how to properly fit their helmet, check and see if a bicycle is ready to safely ride. They also practice hand signaling and when to start and stop along a pretend driveway or manage many riders in a 'chaos box.'
The chaos box teaches kids how to safely ride with obstacles, including other riders.
Walk Bike Glendale and Glendale Council PTA partner with parents and kids to discuss bicycle and driving laws in California. For example, children under the age of 18 are prohibited from not wearing a helmet - something stressed at the event.
Organizer and parent Kara Sergile explained why incorporating safety and specific riding situations would help local kids become better bicyclists.
"If they are going to ride their bikes... then we need to make sure they know how to ride safely," Sergile said.
Learning the road now might make children better drivers and bikers in the future, Sergile said.
Kids learn the different ways to bike, too, with a snail race.
"One of the hardest skills to manage is actually riding slow," Sergile said.
She explained how the safety lessons now could be worth it in the future, "to know how to move and maneauver through their neighborhood."
If you missed out on Saturday's safety rodeo at Fremont then you still have another chance to pedal again.
Another rodeo is slated for May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the R.D. White Elementary School playground, 744 E. Doran St., Glendale.
To learn more about the upcoming Bicycle Skills Safety Rodeos, contact Kara Sergile at (818) 637-2872 or firstname.lastname@example.org.