2009 Bicycle Rodeo

The Rifle Police Department conducts an annual Bicycle Rodeo.

Quick Facts
The 2009 Bicycle Rodeo occurred on May 9th, 2009 at the new Rifle Police Department facility.

The Bicycle Rodeo is conducted during the National Bicycle Safety Month (May).
The primary goal of the event is to educate and encourage safe bicycle riding practices among school age children.

In 2009 the Rifle Walmart gave the Rifle Police Department a $1,500 grant for the purchase of bicycles for the event.

The Rifle Police Department Bicycle Rodeo consists of:

  • A complimentary bicycle safety check prior to a riding course.
  • A riding course for the children to complete.
  • Helmet giveaways.
  • A bicycle raffle.
  • Outside agency showcases.

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A small portion of the Rifle Police Department Bicycle Rodeo.
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Officer Duncan and several kids participating in the events of the bicycle rodeo.
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Hot dogs were offered to the public.
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Rifle Police Department Chief Daryl Meisner and Red E Fox the mascot for the Garfield County Emergency Communications Center.
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Rifle Police Department staff and some of the bikes given away during the Bicycle Rodeo.
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Officer Wilson announcing winners of the bicycle raffle!

In addition to the Rifle Police Department many local agencies and groups came together to make this one of our best Bicycle Rodeo's yet.

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The Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter set up a table and helped showcase some furry friends.
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Representatives from the Garfield County All Hazards Response Team were on hand to answer questions and offer the public a chance to see one of their vehicles up close.
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The Rifle Fire Protection District  brought out their new tower truck for everyone to enjoy. 
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The Garfield County Emergency Communications Center brought Red E. Fox to help educate children about when and how to use 911.
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Representatives from Garfield County Public Health were on hand and did complimentary Infant/Child Safety Seat Checks.
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The National Guard brought out their climbing wall for the enjoyment of all.
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