Did you know that WMBC and your donation dollars fund, on average, 20 Bike Rodeos at elementary schools in Whatcom County? Every year Chris Mellick of RRAD partners his schedule with SmartTrips (road bike safety skills) to offer a Bike Rodeo at every public school in Bellingham, most private schools and many out in the county. The funds that we utilize for the rodeos gives over 5,500 youth in Whatcom County the opportunity to ride a bike, some for the first time. That is a lot of kids on bikes!
At the Bike Rodeo Chris sets up a series of obstacles and features that kids can test their skills on. Bikes and helmets of all sizes are provided. This is a highlight of the school year for many kids.