Bike Rodeo to be Held for Local Students Thanks to MPCSD, HCHC, Amongst Others

Mount Pleasant Community School District is partnering with Henry County Health Center and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital to educate young riders and host a community bike rodeo. Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Mount Pleasant Police Department will also be important in this event.

On Friday, May 10, staff from the U of I Stead Family Children’s Hospital will come to Mount Pleasant and present an assembly to Kindergarten through 2nd grade students at each elementary school in our district.

Then on Saturday, May 11 a community bike rodeo will be held from 10am-12pm at Maple Leaf Athletic Complex. Kids can ride/bring their bikes to the rodeo. There will be a local bike shop available to do some general bike maintenance, kids will get their helmets properly fitted by a member of the UI RAGBRAI team, kids attending will have the opportunity to win a free bike, and there will be two courses set up for kids to practice safe riding.

This is an exciting event for our kids and our community as we prepare for the arrival of RAGBRAI this summer.