OPTIMIST CLUB of LONDON-NORWEST

“READY to ROLL” Optimist Bike Safety Rodeo

Nationally recognized safe cycling courses and training from CAN-BIKE® London

Saturday, May 25, 11am-2:30pm – Hosted by Optimist Club of London-Nor’West, at Sir Arthur Currie Public School, Buroak Drive

Our Optimist Club of London-Nor’West is in ACTION #OptimistsinAction putting a new spin on cycling safety for youth, children and families – with amazing support from other Optimists, community partners, contributors and our generous sponsors! RIDE or BRING your BIKE and HELMET – (parking at Foxfield District Park) – bike accessory giveaways throughout the event!

We are kicking #BikeSafety into HIGH GEAR in 2019!

See below for our full list of activities and events to promote cycling, safe cycling & wheeling, and active living in London!

Big Bike Giveaway donation drop-off trailer is on site! Have an old bike that’s in the way? Drop it off on Saturday, May 25 at the “Ready to Roll” Optimist Bike Safety Rodeo at Sir Arthur Currie Public School. We will find it a new home at our Big Bike Giveaway event! Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Contact donate@bigbikegiveaway.ca

With a 27′ BBQ and a team ready to pitch in – our club gives a BIG ‘Thank You’ to our friends at the Optimist Club of London-Oakridge Acres for their #OptimistsinAction at this amazing, FREE community event for kids, youth and families! THANK YOU, BIG BBQ TEAM!

A big Optimist “Welcome to our neighbourhood, Rob and Tracey at NO FRILLS!” Our exclusive Grocery Sponsor for this event – we couldn’t do this without you! Enjoy all-beef burgers and hot dogs charcoal grilled on the BIG BBQ, courtesy of our these sponsors! Water and fruit will also be available!

Grand Prize sponsor (and Optimist), Brenda Vermeeren of The Agency Real Estate has donated a super cool, SuperCycle youth bicycle! Brenda – you ROCK!

London JOI Club (Junior Optimists) will be doing their signature free Face Painting during the bike rodeo, and helping in other areas. #SharetheJOI #OptimistsinAction These amazing kids and youth host monthly meetings with Guest Presenters and reports, as well as hosting a winter snack bar at Medway Arena, and volunteering at many community events (MOA Maple Harvest Festival, Scouts Community Clean Up, Neighbourhood appreciation event, FCFH Literacy Event, Hyde Park Santa Claus Parade, Salvation Army Red Kettle, Pumpkin Hollow). They have arranged their own events such as 2018 Skate with Santa, and a fundraiser, the JOI of Spring Bowling Social in 2019! Visit our membership tab at www.norwestoptimist.ca for more London JOI Club information!

The amazing gang at Cycle Link, and the professionals of Squeaky Wheel Bike Coop will also be at “Ready to Roll” with resources, bike tune-ups and more! Be sure to connect with them at our event before you get rolling!

London Transit Commission (LTC) will be at our event to demonstrate how to load or unload your bike from a city busy when taking public transit. This is a great opportunity to support a ‘go green’ initiative and keep fewer cars on our roads!

This event will have helmet fittings, bike fittings, bike tune-ups, safety training and Current Resources from contributors like CAA, MTO, TREA, ASRTS, CHAMPS and more!

The countdown is ON! Let’s all get “Ready to Roll” and come out for the community event on May 25th!

We would like to give a special thank you to our many volunteers from the amazing London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, dedicated Sir Arthur Currie Public School principal and vice-principal, friendly SAC School Council, engaged SAC STP Committee, generous CAA South Central Ontario, and the up-to-speed CAN-BIKE London, Bikes ‘n Brains, Cycle Link and Squeaky Wheel Bike Coop, teams! We welcome War Amps, and Big Bike Giveaway – in additional to being onsite, each volunteer and contributor has helped to the shape the content of this event – THANK YOU!! Also, our Optimist Clubs (Nor’West, Oakridge Acres, Junior Optimists) – thank you for helping us serve our community better!