Flagstaff Biking Organization works with the Coconino County Health Services District Injury Prevention team to present bicycle rodeos in elementary schools in Coconino county. Geared for children ages 8-12, this event teaches kids safe riding skills while having fun! After viewing a bicycle safety video in their classroom and shown the correct way to wear a helmet, (and the importance of wearing one!) children come outside and have a first hand experience of road riding. Volunteers set up a “faux” road course complete with street signs and pedestrian crosswalks in an existing parking lot. Volunteers lead children through the course while teaching them proper hand signals and rules of the road. Flagstaff Biking Organization volunteers also show children (and adults) how to fit helmets to their head properly and give a short presentation on safety and the importance of safety gear (lights at night, etc.). While some children learn safety on their own bike, our program is able to offer bicycles for children who do not have one available for the Rodeo.