Mesa County Public Health and Safe Routes to School are hosting a Bike Rodeo on April 22 at Mesa County Public Health, 510 29½ Road in Grand Junction, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Bike Rodeo gives elementary school aged children and their families a chance to learn about bike safety.

The rodeo will feature a bike safety course, helmet fitting and decorating, a hydration station and giveaways. The Board and Buckle, Co. staff members will be on-site providing bike tune-ups, too.

A limited number of bikes will be available to ride the bike course; however, families are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets.

Biking to and from school or biking as a family is a great way for kids to get some exercise in for the day. Kids should be physically active for at least one hour a day and a bike ride a day will definitely help with that. Make sure your child knows about safe bike riding before sending them out on the sidewalk or bike lanes.

Learning about bike safety and making sure your bike and helmet are both in good shape helps prevent biking accidents, concussions and other injuries that can occur while biking.