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Jan 25

Gasparilla Kids’ Bicycle Rodeo

Last Saturday we went for a lovely ride out to Bay Shore Blvd. to volunteer for the Gasparilla Kids’ Bike Rodeo. Despite being a bit chilly and windy, it was a very sunny and pleasant day.

The rodeo consisted of a short obstacle course broken into stations for different bike situations and handling skills. They had to stop at a stop sign and look both ways, stop before a mock driveway to make sure a car wasn’t backing out, and avoid road obstructions (bean bags). All very important skills. Each kid was also properly fitted with a new helmet – start ‘em young.

After the rodeo we went to Jimmy John’s on North Franklin Street for some sandwichy sustenance. We also like to support this Jimmy John’s location because they deliver their sandwiches by bicycle. Pretty cool.