Bike Rodeo at Enoch Elementary school. This was our biggest bike rodeo with 350 students riding. We repaired 30 bikes during this event.
Working in partnership with local school PTAs, Iron County School District, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, and local police departments we help organize events "Bike Rodeos" to teach children important bike safety skills and then practice those skills on a fun obstacle course set up by our volunteers. Kids practice the skills necessary to cycle safely to school like crossing the street on a bike, hand signals, how to pass pedestrians, and dodging road hazards. In 2022, we helped organize 6 bike rodeos throughout Iron County where 24 volunteers worked 44 hours of effort and repaired 176 kids bikes.
Please email us below or contact our partner Savannah Nelson from Southwest UT Public Health Department here to schedule a bike rodeo for your school next spring.
Cedar City Neighborhood SLow Rolls
The Cedar City Slow Roll committee is in it's second year organizing Neighborhood Slow Rolls and it is a public/private partnership consisting of 14 members from our local business, non-profit, and government sectors. In 2021, the Slow Roll Committee put on five monthly free events where 1600 attendees got outside to experience all the amazing parks, paved biking trails, cycling infrastructure, and hiking trails in and around Cedar City. Their goal is to help improve the health and connectedness of all families in our community by organizing safe family friendly recreational events where they live. This is not just a bicycling event. All forms of non-motorized ways of getting around (e.g. bikes, scooters, strollers, skates, boards, feet, or wheel chairs) are encouraged to attend. In 2022, they plan to put on six Neighborhood Slow Rolls located in downtown Cedar City (Spring Fiesta), Three Peaks recreational area, Enoch Elementary, Canyon View Highschool, and two city parks.
Iron Giant Coach Danny Hall leading a group ride at Three Peaks Recreational Area Neighborhood Slow Roll Cedar City, UT (05/23/22).
2022 Neighborhood Slow Roll Schedule.
Bike Maintenance 101 class taught on SUU campus (Feb 2019)
Bike Education Classes
We offer in person beginner bicycle maintenance and commuter safety classes. Group classes cover a variety of topics including: ABCs of bikes, UT traffic laws, hand signals, bike commuting tips, local commuter resources, local commuting infrastructure, and basic maintenance (e.g. flat repair). Our goal with our classes is to make them fun and interactive with hands on teaching tools to practice skills as you learn. For group classes contact us below and we can tailor a class to your riders experience level. We do not offer private classes. If that is something you are interested in then we suggest coming to our Open Shop Work Nights every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm.
As we grow we hope to expand educational programming to include: a youth bike mechanic training program, Pedal Safe Iron County commuter safety program, and more specialized mechanic classes (e.g. wheel building). We hope to publish online all in person classes as well short maintenance tips via Facebook or Instagram live.
As the Bike Works grows we plan to implement comprehensive community bicycle education programs including:
1. A Youth Training Program: Gain valuable hands on experience from our volunteer staff members that have worked as professional mechanics.
2. Bicycle Maintenance Classes: Come to our workshop and learn basic to advanced bicycle maintenance skills from flat repair to wheel trueing and everything in between.
3. Online Classes and Content: We hope to publish online all in person classes as well as short maintenance tips via Facebook or Instagram live.
4. Bicycle Commuter Safety Classes: Learn in class and then practice on the road all the maintenance skills, defensive riding tips, and UT bicycle laws to make you a more confident bike commuter.