Families encouraged to take part in annual ride and safety rodeo

Photo Credit: TIME FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Jadon Ruiz rides through the bike safety rodeo supervised by the Beaverton Police Department during the annual Bike Beaverton event.The city of Beaverton's Bicycle Advisory Committee is hosting the seventh annual Bike Beaverton event starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday at City Park, Southwest Fifth Street at Hall Boulevard.

"In Beaverton, we pride ourselves on being an active and bike-friendly community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "And for the past seven years, the Bicycle Advisory Committee has provided us with an outlet to do just that. I encourage everyone to join in on the fun." Photo Credit: TIME FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Families ride through Schiffler Park during Bike Beaverton.

The Beaverton Police Department will lead a bike safety rodeo, a bicycle obstacle course for kids, at 1 p.m. The family-friendly bike ride will immediately follow at 2 p.m. The finale of the event will feature a free ice cream social.

All ride participants are required to wear a helmet and complete a participation waiver form. Forms are available online at and at the event. The Northwest Bicycle Safety Council will inspect and/or adjust helmets as well as replace damaged helmets prior to the ride.

The advisory committee is seeking volunteers for this year's event. Volunteers may be asked to assist with rider registration, serve as stationary corner marshals along the route or ride along with participants. Volunteers would be asked to assist from 12:30 to 4 p.m. If interested, email contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, including route maps, contact Todd Juhasz at 503-526-2424.

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