Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County, the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac, and the City of Fond du Lac Police Department teamed up for a successful Bike Rodeo at Theisen Middle School on June 21! Over 30 children in the community aged 5-11 learned essential safety tips to help them bike with confidence around Fond du Lac’s streets and sidewalks. There were stations, obstacle courses, prizes, snacks, beverages, and plenty of smiling faces at this free, family-friendly event.
Parents and guardians were able to register children before the event to make sure every child was equipped with a bicycle, helmet, and bike lock. All children received a free bike license courtesy of the City of Fond du Lac.
At the event, the Fond du Lac Cyclery volunteered their time to tune up bicycles, fill tires, and fit helmets. Kwik Trip, Festival Foods, and Annie’s Fountain City Catering fueled the busy riders with fresh bananas, bottled water, and delicious cookies!
On the course, the Fond du Lac Police Department and East Central Wisconsin’s Safe Routes to School guided cyclists through proper hand signals, mounting their bikes, using brakes, making safe turns, and entering the roadway.
Over 30 children showed up to learn to bike responsibly at the first Fond du Lac Bike Rodeo since 2019! Children who completed the course were entered to win one of two special raffle baskets featuring games, toys, blankets, water bottles, and more.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is a United Way Agency that assists children with social, emotional, and character development through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults. The agency matches children with a Big Brother, Sister, Couple, or Family in a community or school-based program. Children ages 6-13 can enroll in the program through parent or guardian referral. For more information about the program or to volunteer, call (920) 922-8200 or visit www.bbbsfdl.org.