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RESCHEDULED DATE TBD – Bike Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo

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Mar 21 @ 11:00 am - Mar 21 @ 02:00 pm

Grossmont Center is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on our region and community. Out of an abundance of caution, Grossmont Center has decided to RESCHEDULE ALL MARCH EVENTS. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we navigate this public health issue in the context of keeping our communities safe.


When your children are riding a bicycle, are they like Superman—faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap over curbs or speed bumps in a single bound? Then your family needs to attend the superhero-themed Bike Rodeo! This day of safety, education, and fun, co-sponsored by Grossmont Center and the City of La Mesa, takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21, 2020. Admission is free; all your child needs to do is bring a bike, a helmet, and an eagerness to learn the basic rules of the road for bicycles.

Learning is Fun at Bicycle Rodeo

A bike rodeo event is a great way for kids to develop the skills they need to travel safely on their bicycles. Cycling is a wonderful form of exercise, and it gives children the freedom to ride to school, soccer practice, or a friend’s house. But does your child know what to do at a stop sign or how to navigate streets alongside cars? The goal of the Bike Rodeo at Grossmont Center is to promote biking as a mode of transportation as well as recreation, with safety as the ultimate goal.


One of the main attractions at this bicycle rodeo is the fun and challenging obstacle course that helps kids of all ages feel comfortable on a bike in various situations. The course reinforces essential skills such as safely braking to a quick stop, steering a bike around tight turns, and staying aware of the surroundings and potential hazards. Kids can also learn the hand signals for turning and stopping, as well as how to do an ABC bike check (A is for air in tires, B is for brakes, and C is for the chain and cranks).


Several local organizations also participate in the bike rodeo event, offering information and resources on health and wellness, active transportation, and other topics. Prizes are awarded for best bike decoration and superhero costume, so families are encouraged to let their creativity fly! Music, snacks, and giveaways add to the bicycle rodeo’s lively energy.


The Bike Rodeo takes place in the Center’s West Court (between Chuze Fitness and Fuddruckers®), and there is plenty of free parking. A limited supply of free bike helmets are available for kids who need them. Helmets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.


Run, Walk, or Bike to Grossmont Center Events

The Bike Rodeo is one of many family-friendly events hosted at Grossmont Center. With our seasonal celebrations, annual community traditions, concerts, and more, there is something for everyone! For information on all the latest happenings at Grossmont Center, visit our events page. We hope to see you on March 21, 2020—your kids may be the fastest thing on two wheels, but after the Bike Rodeo, they’ll also be the safest!



March 21, 2020
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Events in La Mesa

Grossmont Center is more than a mall—it’s a vibrant, lively community gathering spot in La Mesa with plenty of things to do both day and night. In addition to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, the Center is the hub in San Diego for fun and exciting events and helps bring people in the La Mesa area together to have a good time.

From popular outdoor concerts and fun kids’ story times and activities to holiday-themed celebrations, Grossmont Center offers events for everyone! The center also hosts community-focused events such as pet adoptions and blood drives. In addition to center-wide celebrated events, our stores, restaurants, and specialty tenants also host their own unique happenings and programs throughout the year, which enhances the Grossmont Center experience. Whatever the event is, you’re sure to have a great time! Round up the kids, bring along your pet dog, get a group of friends together, or plan a date night and enjoy all that Grossmont Center has to offer!

Most Popular Events at Grossmont Center

We have a vibrant lineup of events throughout the year at Grossmont Center, and some are especially popular and have become beloved traditions in the community. Kids enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of excitement with crafts, balloon animals, and other holiday activities. In October, adorable ghosts, princesses, and other magical creatures come to Trick-or-Treat Around the Center for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. During winter, ‘tis the season to celebrate at Grossmont Center’s HolidayFest with Santa and his elves, a gingerbread bounce house, holiday crafts, and much more. Three times a year, the Center partners with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation to present major pet adoption events: Cupids & Canines, Dog Days of Summer, and Howl-O-Ween Hounds. Come join the fun, and you will see why these events are so popular in the La Mesa community!

Find Things to Do in La Mesa for Kids and Families

Below you can scroll through our calendar of upcoming events to find something just right for you, whether it’s this weekend or next month. You can also stay in the know by checking out our Facebook page for details on upcoming events and view cool videos from past events. Remember, Grossmont Center events are sure to get everyone excited!