Bicycle Rodeo: Making Something Positive out of a Tragedy

NORFOLK, NE — It was ten years ago when the Bos family’s life changed.

“He was truly a great spirited kid,” Dave Bos says of his son, Landon. “Always happy if you look at that picture, that was the way he looked all the time.”

Bos’ son, Landon was killed in a car-pedestrian accident in 2007.

“He was on his scooter and hit by a car and died as a result of blunt trauma to his head. He wasn’t a wearing a helmet at the time. My wife worked at the hospital and I worked at the police department.”

That event is what community remembers know today as the Landon Bos Memorial Bicycle Rodeo.

“Landon’s accident was 2007 and we immediately grasped this concept to do something good out of this and make it a positive thing.”

Saturday May 20 will make the tenth year the Bicycle Rodeo has been going on. The event use to be at Faith Regional Health Services but within the last few years moved next to the YMCA where real roads and signs were put in.

Every year families are invited to learn about bike safety and the rules of the road. The event includes safety demonstrations, treats from Culver’s, bike inspections, helmet fitting and more.

Bos says what they teach at this event really does stick with the kids.

The event is free and starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon at Pedal Park.

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