Children’s Bike Rodeo & Family Fun Safari Ride

The free Children’s Bike Rodeo and Family Fun Safari Ride were canceled for October 2. We hope to reschedule these at another time and possibly a new location. We will provide an announcement about this at some time in the future.

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This year’s Lifeline 100 Children’s Bike Rodeo sponsored by the Kenzie Rose Foundation and provided by PedalPowerKids  is scheduled for Oct. 2, 2022 from 1:00pm – 3:00PM next to Kinder Farm Park’s Main Visitor Center! The Bike Rodeo is for children ages 4 – 10 and will include a  short bike safety check, helmet instruction and safe riding tips followed by a kids’ obstacle riding course that includes  turns, stops and crossings. It will take about 30 minutes to complete.  From there, families and children riding 2-wheel pedal bikes without training wheels may ride the Family Fun Safari Ride as described below.   Children must be accompanied by a parent (on foot or bike) .

  • Children should bring their own bikes and must wear a helmet.
  • Please download, print and bring with you one waiver form for each rider in the Rodeo or Family Fun Ride (child or adult) by clicking on the form below.
  • These rides are free, but you need to reserve a slot for the Bike Rodeo using the form below
  • Reservations are not needed for the Family Fun Safari Ride (see details below)

Bike Rodeo Timeslot Reservation

Use the form below to sign up for an October 2, 2022 Bike Rodeo time slot.  Reservations are limited.   Save time by printing and bringing the completed waiver form at the bottom of the webpage.

The October 2 Rodeo is cancelled due to weather  The Family Fun Safari Ride does not require a reservation and is suitable for children who can ride a 2 wheel bike along with parent for 2.6 miles.    See details below.

Family Fun Safari Ride!

The Family Fun Safari Ride sponsored by M&T Bank and PedalPowerkids is a FREE self-guided ride of about 3 miles on the Kinder Farm Park paved Perimeter trail. No pre-registration is required before the event, but  participants must check in and sign a waiver at the Registration Tent outside the Kinder Farm Park Visitor Center, next to the Bike Rodeo and then follow the signs and pavement markings around the course.    At check-in, each child will receive a lanyard and a Safari “Passport” with a list of about 20 animal friends hidden along the course.   Each hidden animal will have a stamp alongside it for participants to record in their passport. Parents are also encouraged to take photos at each landmark which can be posted at the Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 facebook page. After finding as many animals as possible, return to the tent to receive a prize!    

The course is best suited for children who are comfortable riding a 2-wheel bike accompanied by an adult rider.   All participants must wear helmets.   There are restrooms located at the Visitor Center and also near the playground.     A water stop will be provided near the midpoint but participants are also encouraged to bring water bottles.  

The Family Fun Safari Ride will be open 12 – 3pm and participants can check-in and ride the course  at your own pace any time during this period.       Children may participate in both the Rodeo and Family Fun Safari Ride!

TRAIL SAFETY

Please follow these rules and use caution and courtesy near other trail users.  The trails are open to others including walkers, runners, dog walkers and other bike riders.

  • Wear a helmet
  • Be sure your bike is in good working order
  • Pass cautiously on the left single file when safe to do so – clear sight line, no oncoming trail users; while always giving an audible warning, for example, “Passing on your left” or ringing your bell.
  • Respect other trail users, private property, and trail property
  • Travel on the right side of the trail
  • Move completely off the trail when stopped including all checkpoints
  • Observe road and trail crossings and other signage
  • Never enter a crosswalk until clear of oncoming traffic in both directions
  • Do not use earbuds that impede your hearing of other trail users
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, not your cellphone
  • Notify emergency services in case of an accident or incident. For police or fire call 911

Print, complete and sign the form below for each child participating in the Bike Rodeo or Family Fun Safari Ride and bring it with you to save time at check-in: