The Naperville organization Bike Bald invites the community to a Bike Rodeo to support childhood cancer awareness.
The rodeo is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the parking lot of Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. in downtown Naperville
If you goWhat: Bike Rodeo to raise awareness of childhood cancers
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10
Where: Parking lot at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville
Cost: $20 to ride in the rodeo
This event, with the theme "a salute to heroes and bringing communities together," will include a Badge Rodeo featuring a professional bicycle agility obstacle course where individuals -- many of whom wear badges -- will compete for the best time.
First responders, including police officers, firefighters, EMS, park police, cadets, physicians and nurses from Chicago-area communities, have been invited to compete.
Local public officials, schoolteachers and businesses representatives, along with community members, have been invited to participate as well. A $20 tax-deductible donation is requested to participate to support childhood cancer awareness. Register by visiting BikeBald.com.
Bike Bald also will have a Kids Rodeo Safety Obstacle Course for ages 4 to 12. There will be a helmet safety area, bike checkups for the community and a vendor market. Live music will be provided by Billy Croft & The 5 Alarm Band.
Community members are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event and to wear a helmet.