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Bicycle Safety and Education

7th Annual Lake Forest Police Department Bike Rodeo 


After last year's bump in the road, the 2018 Bike Rodeo will glide into downtown Lake Forest on Saturday, June 2 from from 10 am to 1:30 pm. 

This FREE EVENT takes place each year at the Deerpath-Oakwood  and City Hall parking lots.  The entire family will enjoy a day of fun, food, games, giveaways and prizes. Kids, bring your bike and helmet to try your skills at the many safety stations. Be sure to catch BMX Champion Marshall Gehrke as he demonstrates his award winning skills.

You can pre-register now! Just see below.


                     BE SMART!

                                             HAVE FUN!

Great news! We will have Express Check-In for those who pre-register here. Please submit your form by Saturday, May 26, 2018.

There are 2 Express Check-In options:

  1. Click here to download the registration form to complete and submit via email.
  2. Click here  for a fillable form that can be completed and printed, or printed and filled out by hand. Drop off or mail the completed form to the Lake Forest Police Department, 255 W. Deerpath, Lake Forest IL 60045. or fax to 847-615-4382.

You can also print the form and bring it with you on the day of the Bike Rodeo, There will be volunteers available to speed you through the regular check-in process.


Bike_Diversion_BrochureBicyclist Traffic Citation Diversion Program

The Lake Forest Police Department actively enforces ALL traffic laws and strives to educate and promote traffic safety to all who travel within the City of Lake Forest. To further this objective, the Lake Forest Police Department is partnering with the League of Illinois Bicyclists© ( to promote bicycle safety and education through a Bicyclist Traffic Citation Diversion Program.

Per the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-1502), TRAFFIC LAWS APPLY TO PERSONS RIDING BICYCLES.

To avoid the issuance of a traffic citation and to take advantage of this diversion program, bicyclists who have been issued a written warning for a traffic violation are directed to the League of Illinois Bicyclists© website to complete a quiz.

Teenage and adult violators must complete the Adult Bicyclist, Bronze Level quiz, then print the certificate of completion at the end of the quiz. The certificate of completion must be emailed into the police department within 30 days of the warning citation issuance. Successful completion of the quiz and emailing of the certificate fulfills the requirements of the Bicyclist Traffic Citation Diversion Program, and no further action is required.

If violators opt not to complete the diversion program within thirty days (30) of the date of issuance of the warning, a notice to appear traffic citation will be issued via US mail with a traffic court date for an appearance in Lake County court.

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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