As the parent of a six-year-old I am always looking for things to keep him busy and active. One of the things we tried last year, and found out he really loved, were bike rodeos.

If you have never been to a bike rodeo, it is a lot of fun for the kids. We went to one in Sartell and another in Waite Park and while both had different layouts, my son must have done a hundred laps at each with a giant smile on his face the whole time.

The Sartell course featured a track made of cones with obstacles, an intersection with a stop sign and, of course, a roundabout. It is Sartell after all.

Bike Rodeo

The Waite Park bike rodeo featured a downhill aspect with cones to weave around along with other obstacles. In addition, my son got to pick out a new helmet thanks to the Waite Park Police Department.

This year's Sartell Bike Rodeo is set for tonight (Wednesday) at Lions Park from 4-6 p.m..

St. Cloud's Bike Rodeo will take place at Lake George on Sunday, June 30th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m..

Waite Park's Bike Rodeo will take place as part of Waite Park Family Fun Fest, which is scheduled from June 10th to the 14th.

Bike Rodeo

As a parent, these free events are truly priceless and I definitely appreciate the area cities hosting them as my kid has a blast every time. We will see you on the course!

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