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Bicycle Rodeos - How to run an event.

 

 

START & STOP // SCANNING
// ROCK DODGE STATION

 

STARTS AND STOPS

Picture8OBJECTIVE

To teach bicyclists how to start and stop their bicycles safely and efficiently

PROCEDURE

Starts:
Demonstrate how to get started; allow space for everyone to try it.
Stops:
Discourage stops that are executed by dragging feet.

 

Picture9SCANNING:

OBJECTIVE

Teach bicyclist to look behind for traffic without swerving or falling.

 

PROCEDURE
  • Send participant through the course first. Ask them to concentrate on staying in a straight line and to avoid the obstacle at the top of the course.
  • On the second run through the course, tell them you are going to call their name (or say "look") and they are to look over their left shoulder and tell you what number you are holding up. IMPORTANT THAT IT IS LEFT SHOULDER BECAUSE BICYCLISTS MUST RIDE ON RIGHT SIDE OF STREET AND NEED TO LOOK OVER LEFT SHOULDER TO SEE CARS.
  • On the third run (if they've demonstrated proficiency), ask them to scan, and then signal.
  • On the fourth run reverse directions and have them signal the other way.
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    ROCK DODGE

    OBJECTIVE

    Teach bicyclists control and balance, and how to avoid hazards while riding.


    PROCEDURE

    Lay sponges out at the top of the course. Vary configuration of sponges on each run.

    EQUIPMENT
    • Sign with numbers 1, 2, 3
    • Sponges for "rocks"

     

     

     

     

     








        

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