The Bike Depot is committed to creating life-long bicyclists through our Bike Rodeo program. Each month the Bike Depot provides more than 30 bikes to young people from across Denver, along with a lock and bike helmet.
On the day of the Rodeo, the entire family participates in our Bike Rodeo class, which focuses on bicycle safety and maintenance.The class includes a hands-on portion where the youngsters’ new skills are put to the test by patching a tube. Each child is fitted to his/her new bicycle and also receives a new helmet and lock. Youth who go through the program are allowed to ‘trade up’ their bike for another refurbished bicycle when they have outgrown their bicycle. The program is open to low-income families, children 3-13 years of age. Youth 14 and up can also receive a bicycle by participating in our adult Earn A Bike program.
How does the Program work?
Parents sign up their family to participate in the Bike Rodeo program by completing our online registration form (click on the register button below). Bike Depot volunteers will refurbish donated bicycles based on the height and gender of the children. On the day of the Rodeo, everyone will come to the Bike Depot – both parents and children. One of our volunteer instructors will teach the Bike Rodeo class and then we’ll hand out everyone’s bicycles, helmets and locks. It’s as simple as that. Please note that during the warmer months, you may wait up to three months to receive a bicycle for your child.
Are you ready to Sign Up?
If you're ready to sign up, please click the registration below.
This is a multi-step registration process that will go as follows:
Page 1- The parent fills out their contact information and signs the Bike Depot waiver.
Page 2- The parent fills out the contact information for all children they are registering for the Rodeo and signs the waiver for those children.
Page 3- You will be re-directed to the scheduling page which is done in our volunteer scheduling system. Please select the next Rodeo that works for you and sign up your children for the Rodeo, not yourself. If signing up multiple children, you'll need to complete this sign up form for each of them. In the blank that asks for number of volunteers, keep this number at 1 and ignore it.
Bike Rodeos are in HIGH DEMAND during the warmer months and the waitlist can grow to several months long. Bike Rodeos are offered year-round, so please, sign up early. Currently, Bike Rodeos occur on every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Here are the dates for our 2015 Rodeos: