New Tradition: Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo teams up with National Night Out, August 1st

This year the 13th annual Tanner Jeans Memorial Bicycle Safety Rodeo will team up with National Night Out for an evening of safety and fun hosted by the Snoqualmie Police Department and the Tanner Jeans Memorial Foundation.

Tanner Jeans

The bicycle safety rodeo is in memory of 7-year-old Tanner Jeans, who perished after being involved in a vehicle-bike collision on a quiet Snoqualmie street in June 2004. Over the years it has become the biggest bike safety event in the Pacific Northwest.

The event – designed for kids ages 3-14 – strives to keep every child safe through bicycle education, including an interactive bike obstacle course. Parents are encouraged to bring kids’ bikes and helmets, which will also be inspected by experts.

National Night Out is a nationwide initiative designed to bring communities together to create safer, better places to live.

The combined event takes place August 1st at Cascade View Elementary School, 35018 SE Ridge Street. The fun runs form 5PM – 9PM.

The Snoqualmie Police Department says the event is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and the officers who serve the community.  Come hungry – dinner will be provided.


  • Bike safety instruction and obstacle courses by Snoqualmie Police Officers, Seattle Police, and Washington State Patrol. The Tanner Jeans Memorial Foundation is providing t-shirts for those who finish the course.
  • Scavenger hunt by Compass Outdoor Adventures and prizes for finishing by Scott’s Dairy Freeze.
  • Bike inspections by Single Track Cycle.
  • Helmet inspections; replacement for those whose helmet does not pass.
  • Bounce houses, face painters, balloon animals, and water activities.
  • Free hot dogs, snacks, and beverages.

National Night Out

Also in attendance will be representatives from the Snoqualmie Police Department, Snoqualmie Police Explorers, Snoqualmie Fire Department, Snoqualmie Parks and Public Works Department, Washington State Patrol, King County Search and Rescue, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Snoqualmie Community Emergency Response Team, Shield Driving School, and more. There will also be vendors presenting safety and security-related products such as alarms and self-defense items.

Bicycle Rodeo Sponsors

The Tanner Jeans Memorial Bicycle Safety Rodeo is hosted and sponsored by the Snoqualmie Police Department and the Tanner Jeans Memorial Foundation. Additional sponsors include Compass Outdoor Adventures, Costco, Single Track Cycle, Steve’s Doughnuts, North Bend Landscape, Safeway, IGA, QFC, RING, ADT, Shield Driving School, North Bend Shell, Bartell Drugs, T Austin Photography, 100 Women Who Care, John L Scott Real Estate, Bigg Dogg Firearms, Snoqualmie Ridge Storage, Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, and the Mt Si Food Bank.


A Snoqualmie Police officer instructs a young bike riders through a bike obstacle course at a previous Tanner Jeans Bike Safety Rodeo.


2016 National Night Out event.



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