Third graders from all Gardner and Edgerton elementary schools converged at Sunflower Elementary School on Tuesday morning for a bike rodeo.  The event was sponsored by Headstrong For Jake, Johnson County MedAct,  and University of Kansas Hospital.

Students grab their bikes to prepare for a station during the rodeo. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson


Safety stations included bike check-ups, an obstacle course, hand signals and weaving cones. Every student received a free bike helmet.

ohnson County MedAct volunteers helped fit students for new helmets. One goal of the bike rodeo and sponsoring organizations is to increase bike safety. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson