The Grain Valley Police Department and Volunteers in Police Service (VIPs) will host the annual Grain Valley Community Bike Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon May 20, at Grain Valley High School, 551 S.W. Eagles Pkwy. This community event is open to anyone who is interested in bicycle safety.

Children are encouraged to bring their own bicycle and helmet to participate in the bike rodeo, including multiple courses. They will have opportunities to ride with police officers and meet local BMX competitive racers. Prizes will be handed out, including a bicycle. There will also be free helmets, but quantities are limited.

Police officers will be on-hand to give kids instruction on how to stay safe while riding bicycles, including obeying traffic laws, safety equipment, pedestrian awareness and general awareness of surroundings. They will have the opportunity to participate in skill trials with obstacles to test their safety knowledge.

This is a free community event for kids to learn bicycle safety. For more information, contact Officer Darin Chance at 935-0146 or dchance@gvr5.net. Children will need to have a guardian-signed waiver in order to participate in the bike rodeo. This form can be found on the Grain Valley Police Department’s Facebook page or the City’s website www.cityofgrainvalley.org.