The Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team is set to host its first ever bike rodeo, with giveaways for kids, bike safety checks, free ice cream and more.

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Looking for something fun (and educational!) to do with the kiddos on Saturday?

Grand Rapids Griffins First Ever Bike Rodeo is July 30, 2022

The inaugural Grand Rapids Griffins Bike Rodeo is this Saturday, July 30, 11a.m. to 1p.m. in the Area 2 Parking lot behind Van Andel Arena (on Oakes St. SW). It's part of the Griffins' Put a Lid on It! program.

The Bike Rodeo is a free event for kids age 10 and under.

Parking is free for families in the Area 2 lot. You're invited to bring your bikes or ride them to the event.

What to Expect at Grand Rapids Griffins Bike Rodeo

Kids will get to learn and practice bike-handling skills and safety through fun stations staffed by the Kent County Sheriff's office and other local police. They'll be offering bike safety checks too.

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The Griffins will be giving away free helmets and T-shirts while supplies last! They do say that a parent or guardian must be present for a child receive a giveaway. Plus, get free ice cream from Kilwins!

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Kids can also sign up to win a new bike!

Walker Police recently shared that the Alpine Ave. Walmart donated ten bikes for the event:

Kids can play fun games too and also check the Grand Rapids Public Library's mobile library.

Looking for more fun stuff to do this weekend? Check out all the festivals, fairs, and more happening in West Michigan this weekend here.

Outdoor Games, Gear, and Equipment You Can Rent for FREE From Grand Rapids Gear Library

Grand Rapid Parks and Recreation recently added skateboards to the Thrive Outside Gear Library. Did you know about all the cool stuff you can rent for free? Just about anything you'd need for a camping trip you'll find in the Gear Library at Roosevelt Park Gym, plus team sports equipment, clothing, picnic supplies, even gear for cold weather activities too! The Gear Library is located at the gym at Roosevelt Park at 739 Van Raalte Dr. SW in Grand Rapids. The library is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.