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The Arlington Woods Community Bike Rodeo is coming up on Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 11am-3pm in the parking lot of Arlington Woods Church (225 McClellan Road). This event is brought to you by Arlington Woods Church, Trend-Arlington Community Association, and Ward 9 Councillor, Sean Devine!

This year will be the 12th Bike Rodeo we've held in our community! There are no admission prices for this fun, outdoor, family event!  All activities are free with the exception of the CHARITY BBQ (burgers, hot dogs, chips, pop) and CAFÉ (coffee, tea, treats) where EVERY DOLLAR goes to support FAMSAC! Like last year, there will be secure tap payment available to make things quick and convenient.

Is there parking? There is no parking on-site, as we are encouraging people to walk or bike in. There are plently of places on side-streets where parking is available though.

Let your friends and neighbours know! It's going to be a blast! Kids, bring your bikes!

If you would be interested in volunteering at this great community event, please contact Ben at ben@arlingtonwoods.ca.

This year's Bike Rodeo will feature:

(Stay tuned! We'll be adding more features as we get closer to the event date!)

  • Huge inflatable obstacle course and a bouncy house from Circus Delights!
  • Petting Zoo from Sugar Hill Farm featuring sheep, goats, alpacas, laamas, donkeys, and rabbits! (Food for animals can be purchased food for $2/cup (or $5 for 3 cups). 30% of the food cost will go to support FAMSAC)
  • Step inside emergency vehicles! An ambulance, police cruiser will be here all day and we have a fire truck scheduled from 1-2pm (barring any emergencies that come up)
  • Bike safety road course for kids includes a slalom (winding course), practicing hand signals, and following road signs with Cycling Ottawa.
  • Bike obstacle course for older kids with ramps and inclines brought to you by TACA
  • Face-painting booth
  • Popcorn booth
  • Suprise Candy Bags available at the cafe! (1/$2 or 2/$3)
  • Free bike tune-up booth for kids sponsored by PedalHeads Bike Camps featuring helmet fitting, adjusting seat height and tire air pressure, and installing FREE bells to children who need one (while supplies last).
  • CHRI 99.1 Family Radio on site
  • Bike decorating station sponsored by TACA
  • Ward 9 Councillor Sean Devine will have a booth
  • Fundraiser BBQ featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks where every dollar goes to support FAMSAC
  • The White Pine Cafe is open in our church building. You can purchase coffee, tea, cookies and other treats where every dollar goes to support FAMSAC.
  • FAMSAC will have a booth where you can learn more about what they do and how they help people in our community.
  • POP indoor play area for babies and toddlers (parent supervision required)
  • Draw to win one of two kids bikes! See below for more info!

About this year's fundraiser:

While, the Bike Rodeo is meant to be a fun event for kids and families in our community, we also use this opportunity to support a community need or helping organization. This year, we're supporting FAMSAC who provides emergency food relief to people in our community! Every single dollar spent on the BBQ or Café will go to support this fantastic helping organization along with 30% of all petting zoo food sales! 

Charitable receipts aren't issued for food or café purchases or donations made on-site during the eventIf you would like to donate directly to FAMSAC to receive a charitable receipt, you can do so here

The Bike Rodeo has a long history of giving back and helping others, raising thousands of dollars!

  • 2024: $2912.55 to support FAMSAC who provides emergency food for people in our community.
  • 2023: $3124.50 for the Ottawa Network for Education school breakfast program
  • 2022: $2722 to support FAMSAC who provides emergency food for people in our community.
  • 2019: $3786.70 to fund post-tornado revitalization initiatives in our neighbourhood and at Knoxdale Public School. This included yard cleanup, providing flowers for properties, supporting the free tree stump removal by Samaritan's Purse, and helping to rebuild the nature centre at Knoxdale Public School.
  • 2018: $1893.35 to rebuild the playground and nature centre at Knoxdale Public School.
  • 2017: $2101.85 to help families in need through the Principals at Knoxdale & Greenbank Public School.
  • 2016: $2562.95 to help families in need through the Principals at Knoxdale & Greenbank Public School


Once again, we have secure tap payment available at the BBQ and Café! (To minimize costs related to tap use, we recommend that if the order is less than $4 to use a credit card, but if it's greater than $4 to use debit. Apple Pay and Google Pay is also available). 


BBQ Prices (cash or tap payment):

$7 Hamburger Combo (1/4 pound Costco Hamburger, Chips, Drink)

$5 Hotdog Combo (Hotdog, Chips Drink)

Additional Pricing: $5 Burger, $3 Hotdog, $1 for chips or drink (pop, juice, water)


CAFÉ Prices (cash or tap payment):

Hot Drinks (Fair Trade Equator Coffee, Regular or Decaf, Tea, Hot Chocolate- $2)

Cold Drinks (Assorted- $1, Iced coffee- $3)

Baked Goods (Muffins, Biscuits, Rice Crispies- $2, Gluten Free Muffins- $3)

Treats (Cookies, Ice Cream Sandwiches- $1)

Surprise Candy Bags (put together by neighbourhood kids!)- 1 for $2 or 2 for $3



Enter to win one of two bikes at this year's Bike Rodeo!

Visit the Information table to enter to win either a 20" Junior Bike or a 16" Kids Bike!

No exchanges can be made. The bike they enter for is the bike they take home.

Only one entry for each bike per family. Winner of one draw can't win the other.

We'll announce the winners at the CHRI booth at approximately 1:30pm and 2:30pm.


 We've had a little bit of experience with rain in the past. :)  The Bike Rodeo will happen rain or shine, but in the event of a torrential downpour, we will move some attractions indoors (and yes, the inflatable obstacle course can fit in our gym!) and turn things into an indoor fun fair.