A bike rodeo will be held for kids of all ages Monday, March 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Redwood Area Community Center civic arena.

This free event includes bike and helmet safety information, bike tune-ups and an obstacle courses. A food stand will also be available.

All children must bring a bike to participate in the rodeo. Helmets are required while riding bike at the event. Bike helmets will be given away to kids who need them while supplies last.

Children who already have a helmet should bring it to the event to check fit and have adjustments made as needed. The rodeo will also include a helmet decorating station.

“Monsanto is proud to support this event by providing comfortable, easy to adjust helmets for kids,” said Dustin Larsen, Monsanto safety manager. “If your helmet doesn’t fit properly it’s not going to do the job, so even kids that bring their own helmet will get it fitted and be ready for a safe summer of biking.” 

Kids can also sign up to win prizes at the event, including girls and boys bikes ranging from 12 to 24-inch sizes, and bike accessories. Participants must be age 3 and up to participate in the bike drawing and be present at the time of the drawing to win.   The event is sponsored by Monsanto, North Memorial Ambulance, Redwood Area Community Center, Redwood Area Hospital, Redwood Falls Police Department, Redwood Falls Rotary Club and RedBrownVille Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.   The Bike Rodeo prizes are sponsored by many generous community businesses, including ACMC Health - Redwood Falls; AgCountry Farm Credit Services; Alimate Medical; Dr. Tim Brown, DDS; Daktronics Employee Fund; Lower Sioux Health Care Center; MinnWest Bank and the Redwood Falls Lions Club.   For more information about the bike rodeo, call (507) 637-4527, or visit www.redwoodareahospital.org.