The Sundance Police department has many projects that we work on in shaping and developing the minds of the youth in our community. Every spring we put on Bike Safety Rodeo, for elementary children. This event teaches our children the proper techniques of riding a bike safely in Sundance. This is though a course which works on balance, riding, stopping, starting and when to walk and when to ride. We provide the children with prizes at the the end of the event, where kids may leave with a new bike. We do this event in conjunction with a local bike club, the Sundance Chain Gang Mtn Bike Association. We also have the help and assistance of the Sundance Ambulance service. When available we also provide brand new bike helmets to those kids that have none. McGruff always comes and assists with our Bike rodeo when time allows.
In the summer during fair we also put on Bike Relay race for kids of all ages at the Crook County fairgrounds. We utilize the Sundance High School track, and many kids do laps to win the relay race. During this event we talk with the kids about the rules of the road, and utilizing hand signals to tell motorists and others what their plans may be while riding their bikes.