Bike Rodeo for Kids and Teens Set for May 1 at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich

On May 1, 2022, the Junior League of Greenwich will join Greenwich Police, Pedal Greenwich and River Bicycles to offer a “Cycle Safety Academy,” a free, fun educational bike rodeo for kids and teens.

The idea of the event is to encourage biking and bike safety in our community.

Bring your bikes and helmets and get excited to participate in 4 Safety Stations, which include bike and helmet safety checks; signs, signals, and road safety; a skills obstacles course; and a mock roadway course. There will also be free reflectors, giveaways, games, and fun.

Bikes and helmets will also be available for use during the event.

Greenwich Police officers, John D’Inverno and Robert Smurlo with North Street School Principal Jill Flood in 2016. Credit: Leslie Yager

“We are pleased to host our first Cycle Safety Academy to help educate children on how to keep safe on the road,” said Karen Richard, Junior League Greenwich president.

“Biking is a fun and healthy activity for youth which fosters independence,” she added. “Our goal is for participants to learn essential tips and techniques for bike safety and enjoy practicing their skills on a safe protected course.”

The Cycle Safety Academy will be a drop-off event held at 4 Horseneck Lane in Greenwich. Sessions will be grouped by age:

●      Grades 1-3: 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

●      Grades 4-6: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

●      Grades 7-9: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

●      Grades 10+: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

You can register or learn more Space is limited so sign up early!

The Junior League Greenwich is also collecting used bicycles – of all sizes – during the month of April. Bikes can be dropped off at the Junior League of Greenwich at 231 East Putnam Ave.

Bikes will be cleaned and refurbished by River Bicycles and those deemed safe will be donated to local children and teens in need.

The Junior League of Greenwich has been bettering the community for over 60 years.  It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained individuals.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greenwich welcomes all women who value the Mission.  The Junior League Greenwich is committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.  Women interested in joining the Junior League of Greenwich and making a difference in the community can contact the Office at (203) 869-1979 or visit the website at

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