Saturday, July 3 | 8 AM - Noon

EVENT REGISTRATION IS FULL!

Join BPL, OZ Kids® and friends to kick off your Independence Day weekend with a ridiculous amount of free fun! Children of all ages are invited to bring your own bike and helmet for a riding and reading event the whole family will enjoy.

Space is limited to this free event. Online registration is required for each child and adult in advance.

If a child is in need of a bike, Pedal It Forward will provide a bike with a helmet. Quantities are limited, and based on online registration.

PLEASE NOTE: Pedal It Forward bike requests are capped at 80. WE ARE AT THE CAPACITY LIMIT.
Anybody over the 80 bike threshold, your name will be added to a list so a bike can be provided at a later date.

Event Details

Bike obstacle courses, crafts, stories, music, food and more are planned. Register today!

Location:
405 South Main Street - BPL's Backyard
This is an outdoor event

Library Activities:

  • Sun Printing Art Project – featuring artist Brioche Ochoa
  • Build a Bike Tanagram Craft
  • Reading Nooks for sharing stories with special appearances:
    Wonder by Wonder Parties

Bike Activities:

  • Jump bag by Buddy Pegs
  • Basic Skills Course by Strider Bikes
  • Pedal planes from Thaden Field
  • Pedal It Forward will provide bikes and helmets to kids - quantities limited
    (caregivers should enter bike request in the online registration form)
    PLEASE NOTE: Pedal It Forward bike requests are capped at 80. WE ARE AT THE CAPACITY LIMIT.
    Anybody over the 80 bike threshold, your name will be added to a list so a bike can be provided at a later date.

More Bike Fun:

  • Kids can visit the Bike Decorating Station to deck out their ride with stars and stripes
  • Festival concludes with a Bike Parade in downtown Bentonville, led by Sam’s truck!

Even More Fun:

  • Yoga by Cocoon Yoga Lab – bring your own towel or mat
  • Live Music by Jukebox Confessions, with opening act – Isabella!
  • Anya's Bubble Machine
  • Goodie Bags & More

Food & Beverage Options:

Special Thanks to:

Additional Support by:

Schedule of Events

8:00 OZ Kids® Bike & Book Fest begins!
Registration check-in
Activity stations for bikes, reading and crafts open
Food options available

9:00 Yoga by Cocoon Yoga Lab on the front lawn – bring your own towel or mat
Opening musical act, Isabella, will perform

9:30 Jukebox Confessions (90 minute set)

10:45 Bike parade line-up

11:00 Bike parade downtown – down Slow Street around the Square and Farmers Market

11:30 Bike parade concludes
Activity stations close

12:00 OZ Kids® Bike & Book Fest ends


Registration Reminder

Space is limited. Online registration is required for each child and adult in advance at https://attend.bentonvillelibrary.org/event/5230031.

Bike Info

If a child is in need of a bike, Pedal It Forward will provide a bike with a helmet. Quantities are limited and based on submitted online registration forms.

PLEASE NOTE: Pedal It Forward bike requests are capped at 80. WE ARE AT THE CAPACITY LIMIT.
Anybody over the 80 bike threshold, your name will be added to a list so a bike can be provided at a later date.

 

Parking

Overflow parking available at 402 S Main ST, 305 NW A ST and 416 S Main ST

Liability Waiver

Participation in the OZ Kids® Bike & Book Fest is subject to BPL’s Liability Waiver.

 

OZ Kids® Bike & Book Fest

Hosted by Bentonville Public Library and the Bentonville Library Foundation

Presented by Arvest Bank and Walmart Museum

In collaboration with many community partners including: Runway Group, Downtown Bentonville, Inc., Jimmy John’s, Sam’s Club, BelGioioso Cheese, Rambler Sparkling Water and others.

 

Volunteer Info

Thank you, volunteers, for helping make this community event a huge success. Several volunteer shifts and duties are available.

  • Set-up
  • Registration
  • Bike decorating
  • Bike parade around Bentonville Square
  • Craft and story stations
  • Food service
  • Tear-down

Sign up here! We can’t wait to see you there.

NOTE: All adult volunteers must pass a background check with BPL. If you have not completed one in the past year, please click here: https://opportunities.averity.com/BentonvillePL to complete the form before signing up!

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