Gasparilla bike rodeo attracts young pirates

Bicycle Rodeo

Photo courtesy of Andy Waitman

More than 200 kids and their parents registered and took part in the Gasparilla bike rodeo on Saturday, January 18th. Helmets were fitted and given away to 203 riders. Most of the youngsters went through a short bicycle course set up on beautiful Bayshore Boulevard, which was closed to traffic for the bike rodeo and children’s parade later in the day.

The rodeo has become a tradition, held each year in conjunction with the Gasparilla Children’s Parade. Thanks to the BPAC members, local law enforcement officers, and other agency staff and volunteers who helped organize and run the rodeo.