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Bike Rodeo Coming to Town

Dust off your bike helmets and chaps. The Birmingham Police Department is hosting a bike rodeo at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at 151 Martin Street.

The event is free for children ages 4 through 12. Attendees will learn new skills and practice on challenge courses, visit the bike wash station and receive a personalized bike safety license.

Bike inspections will be offered by the Birmingham Police Bicycle Patrol Unit and the Birmingham Fire Department. Bring your bike and helmet – and have fun! Questions? Call 248-530-1863.

Pickleball at the Birmingham Ice Rink

Join the latest craze in recreation. Enjoy six courts of open play in the Birmingham Ice Rink, complete with indoor amenities and easy parking.

Detailed information on open play and lessons can be found on at


Weekly Bike Events Geared for All Ages

Join Birmingham Next for bike rolls through town on Tuesdays through Fridays through Aug. 2.  The slow roll runs from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Drop-in cost is $1 for Next members and $3 non-members.

If you’re looking for more of a challenge, join the Next moderate roll bike group every Thursday at 10 a.m. the ride starts at Next.

This new group will take more advanced rides that run on local main streets in adjacent neighborhoods. The pace of the group will be about 12-15 mph with a starting distance of 20 miles. Rides will be like those run by established bike clubs. Contact chief biker Stuart Jeffares at for more information.

Birmingham Community Education Summer Camp

Birmingham Community Education offers more than 20 half-day camps every week, including sports, cooking, fashion design, sculpture, computer game design, chess, kids empowered and more. Open swim times and swim lessons are also available. Check out the weekly camp guide at or call 248-203-3800 to register.


Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

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