Cub Scout Bike Rodeo

August 30th, 2006 by Peter Schmelzer

-Stop on a Dime-

Cub Scout Pack 300 had their annual Bike Rodeo a couple of weeks ago at Sechler Park in Northfield, and a good time was had by all.

We started out with a discussion about bicycling safety and hand signals, then hit the course. Yes, we transformed the parking lot into a miniature road system, complete with signage, crosswalks, and a water hazzard. Parent leaders coached the scouts as they approached each roadway element. The photo above shows a contestant in the “Stop on a Dime” test of skill. If the Scout’s front wheel stopped on the dime, he won it! Looks like a miss this time. We also had a snail race to test the scouts’ balance and bicycle control. Helmets were required of all riders.

Afterward, we all pedaled to Dundas and back on the Mill Towns Trail, then replenished our energy with ice cream cones.

- Off to Dundas-

- Bikers -

That’s me on the recumbent bike, and the kneecap band-aid in the photo is the only first aid we needed for the event.

We’re starting our 2006-2007 program year next month, so give me a call if your son is interested in joining us! 507-645-9020

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