COLUMBUS – One of the more unique Platte County Fair events is the 4-H bicycle rodeo, which took place on Thursday afternoon.
4-H members aged 8-9 competed in the junior division, while members aged 10 and older were placed in the senior division. While the event was called a rodeo, its purpose was much more tame in nature.
“A bike rodeo focuses on the bicycle project that we have in which members learn about safety and how to appropriately signal turns in traffic,” Nebraska Extension Educator Jill Goedeken said. “The bike rodeo is just a fun name to have 4-Hers come out and bring their bikes and learn some principles of safety.”
Participants were judged in four different categories, including circling and changing direction, straight line control, weaving and maneuvering, and slow speed control. Grand and reserve champions were named in each division following the event’s conclusion.