Bike Rodeo to Teach Kids Safety

Due to weather, this event is cancelled. We will try again in the spring. Stay tuned for updates.

On Saturday, Oct 22nd there is going to be an amazing event to help kids become safer cyclists.  From 10:30AM  to 2:30PM at 21st Street and 30th Road in Astoria TA Queens, Make Queens Safer, and the Variety Boys & Girls Club Queens are presenting a big neighborhood day of fun activities for kids on two wheels.

For this event 30th Road will be closed for cars. You must bring your own bike and helmet to participate. Parent/legal guardian must be present to sign participation waivers.

This is part of an all-out push to turn 21st Street into the neighborhood street it deserves to be!  Some of the free events will be:

Learn to Bike Class (12:30pm – 2:30 pm) Offered by Bike New York. Parents/guardians should register their children now.

Bike Swap (11am – 2pm) Offered by Recycle-a-Bicycle to make sure kids are riding a bike sized correctly for them

Bike Check— Nomad Cycle will offer free bike check

Bike Rodeo (10:30am – 12:30pm) Kids practice skills as they complete different tasks, like start/stop and obstacle courses

Arts & Crafts (11:30am – 2pm) Where kids can make their own bike stickers with reflective tape

Youth 21st Street Traffic (1:00pm – 2:30pm) Kids get to use a real speedgun to measure car speed, observe driver/pedestrian behavior, and better understand how streets work by reflecting about what they observe

Bike ID Etching (11am-2:30pm) Members of the NYPD’s 114th will mark bikes so they are easier to recover if stolen

With all of this you won’t want to miss this great event!


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