2015 Bike Rodeo
When: Feb 28th, 2015
Where: Double V Scout Ranch
This year’s Bike Rodeo offers several events. You are invited to participant in as many of them as you would like. Each event is described below. Please read the descriptions carefully as some events must be completed prior to participating in other events and some events are only open during certain portions of the day. You will need to plan your day carefully if you want to participate in all the events. For example, if the line for the Rodeo is too long you could go to Shooting Sports first. All event areas are closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch (at the Ramada Grande). Please fill out and turn in an event evaluation before you leave for the day.
Check-In – All Participants must check-in before starting any event. Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. in the pool parking lot (follow the signs). Medical parts A and B (Medical Parts A&B) and registration forms will be collected at check-in, so please have them filled out in advance. All participants, regardless of age, must have a completed medical form. You will receive a rodeo number, which you must have with you at each event, when you check-in.
Rodeo – this event is being put on by the Drexel Heights Fire District and the Pima County Department of Public Works. It consists of the bicycle and helmet safety checks, Rules of the Road and the bicycle proficiency course (over-the-shoulder). Anyone wishing to earn the bicycle belt loop or participate in any of the trail rides or the biathlon must complete this event before they can participate in the other events. This event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Shooting Sports – the BB Gun and Archery ranges will be open for free shooting from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Participants will have the opportunity to earn their shooting sports belt loop. This event is a pre-requisite for anyone, regardless of their age, wishing to participate in the biathlon.
Trail Rides – you must complete the Rodeo event before you do any trail rides. There are four trail courses, each clearly marked with trail and traffic signs. All trail rides start at the pool area. Thirty minutes of trailing riding is required for the bicycle belt loop.
- Red course – shortest and is recommended for younger riders, bikes with training wheels and strollers.
- Blue course – longer and slightly more challenging. Recommended for beginning to intermediate riders. This course is recommended for the bicycle belt loop trail ride.
- Green Course – longer and more challenging. Recommended for older (cub scouts and boy scouts under 13) and more advanced riders.
- Black Course – this extension of the Green course is for advanced riders 14 and older. This enduro style course is much longer (approx. 3 miles) and includes some steep terrain, deep wash crossings and sharp curves.
The trail rides are not supervised. Please make sure the participants select the course appropriate for their ability level. Everyone should take water on the trail rides. Trials are open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Climbing Wall – each (paid) participant will receive 2 tickets for the climbing wall. In order to use the climbing wall permission must have been granted when you registered. The climbing wall will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (you must be in line by 2:30 p.m.)
Biathlon – the biathlon is open from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants must have completed both the shooting sports and rodeo events. This timed event starts and finishes at the Ramada Grande. The event consists of a bike ride to the archery range where each participant will shoot 3 arrows, a ride on the biathlon loop back to the shooting range where they will take 3 shots with a sling shot, followed by a final bike ride on the biathlon loop back to the finish at the Ramada Grande.