2016 has been the best year ever for the promotion of cycling. “Generally speaking we do see biking as an increased mode of transportation to Stampede Park,” said Stampede spokeswoman Jennifer Booth. “It’s a great green way to travel to the park.”
Bicycles were officially welcomed into the Stampede Parade in 2014 and the 2016 Bicycle Rodeo featured kids bicycle barrel racing, bike clowns, and BMX stunt riding along with a pedal powered sound system from Open Streets. Highlights included a bike trailer leaving a trail of bubbles, a full size penny farthing rider going no-hands, bike made out of wood from shipping pallets, and hundreds of parade spectators singing along to the (adjusted) lyrics "Save a Horse, Ride a Bicycle"