Kids strapped on their helmets for the Bike Rodeo

Kids rode through a timed obstacle course and practiced bike safety at the annual Kids Bike Rodeo.

Kids strapped on their helmets for the annual Bike Rodeo event Wednesday morning.

The rodeo was held at the Grand Traverse Mall and invited kids to ride their bike through a timed obstacle course. The Grand Traverse County Sheriffs Department and Munson Medical Center staff were there to help inform parents and children of proper helmet fittings and to provide safety tips for making sure play time doesn't end in a trip to the emergency room.