Bicycle Safety

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**Rescheduled due to poor weather in June** 

The 2019 Bike Rodeo will glide into downtown Lake Forest on Saturday, July 20th from 10 am to 1 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 the BMX Champion Team as they demonstrate their 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, July 13, 2019.

  • Click here to download the registration form.
  • The fillable PDF form can be completed and printed, or printed and filled out by hand. You may drop off the form to our Records Clerk at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath or mail the completed form to the Lake Forest Police Department, 255 W. Deerpath, Lake Forest IL 60045, or fax to 847-615-4382, or email to

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.

Bicyclist Traffic Citation Diversion Program Unknown Image 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.
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