2020 CSPTA Roadeo Contest

16 Jun 2020
7:00am - 4:00pm MDT

Event Details

DEADLINE to Register: June 5

Onsite/Late Registration
Participants may register onsite on the day of the competition at a higher rate.
NOTE: The cost the day of the event will be $85 single/$170 team/$55 monitors, payable in cash or check only made payable only to CSPTA. Final payment due June 5.

Monitors and trainers will be instructed the day of competition where your events are being held.

First place winner in General Education will be eligible to attend the Internationals in Niagara Falls, NY. First place winner in Special Education will be eligible to attend the nationals in Frisco, TX.


  • 6:30 a.m. – Sign in/Registration
  • 7 to 7:45 a.m. – Written test
  • 8 a.m. – Drive through: Contestants must promptly be on buses or you will be left behind
  • 8:30 a.m. – Competition starts
  • 3 p.m. – Competition ends
  • 5 p.m. – Social hour
  • 6 p.m. – Awards banquet

Awards Banquet

  • Location: Occhiato Center Ballroom | CSU Pueblo
  • The event is free for contestants and all judges/volunteers.
  • All other guests must purchase a ticket to the banquet below.

Please mail your check to:

Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association
4101 S. Bannock St.
Englewood, CO 80110

Cancellations after the June 5 deadline will be transferable, but not refundable. T-shirts are only guaranteed to the contestants meeting the June 5 deadline. Participant forms and waivers available on this page soon.

Other Required Documents:

Please send a current copy of the Driver's license, DOT and MVR, plus current First Aid certification for both driver and para to:

Josy Campbell

Or mail to:
Harrison School District 2
Attn: Josy Campbell
3555 Drennan Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

All buses will be 2017 or 2020 Thomas C2 Saf-T-Liner.

Special Education

Length: 40’
Width: 7’11”
Wheelbase: 23’ 5”
Capacity: 71

Special Needs Roadeo Competition may include the following:

  • (25) Test Questions relating to transporting students with disabilities and additional Federal Regulations
  • Emergency Evacuation Events
  • Load and Secure Events
  • School Bus Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Road-eo Skills Course Competition

Study guide recommendations will include the following:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • US Department of Education
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations FMVSS
  • Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation
  • Center for Parent Information and Resources
  • Federal Transit Administration
  • IDEA – Individualized Disabilities Education Act
  • FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education
  • LRE – Least Restricted Environment
  • ADA – American’s with Disabilities Act
  • 504 Plan – Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

All buses will be 2017 or 2020 Thomas C2 Saf-T-Liner

Regular Education

Length: 40’
Width: 7’11”
Wheelbase: 23’ 5”
Capacity: 71

The conventional division Roadeo competition will include the following events:

  • Written Test
  • Pre-Trip (Find the designated defects – timed event)
  • Skills Course (May Include: Alley Dock, Off-Set Alley, Diminishing Clearance, Stop Line in Front or Rear, Student Stops, Railroad Crossing, Serpentine forward or backward, Parallel Park either side, any other event designated by the course planners)
  • Study Guide

      • CDL Manual
      • CDE Regulations
      • FMVSS
      • Colorado Driving Handbook
      • First aid/CPR 

Outline for the Monitor’s Competition

  1. Written test
  2. Load and secure
  3. Equipment installation
  4. Monitor competition bus
    • This will encompass several different events

Study Requirements

  1. IDEA – Individualized Disabilities Education Act
  2. FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education
  3. LRE – Least Restricted Environment
  4. ADA – American’s with Disabilities Act
  5. 504 Plan – Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

The trainer’s competition will look different this year. Outline for Trainer’s competition:

  1. Written test – fill in the blank
  2. Presentation – TBD
  3. Pre-trip – find 10 defects in 5 minutes
  4. 3 driving events
    • The driving events will happen after all Gen Ed and Sped teams have gone through

Study Requirements

  1. CDE Regulations
  2. First Aid/CPR
  3. CDL Manual
  4. Clearing house
  5. FMVSS
  6. Colorado Driving Handbook
  7. Transporting Students with Disabilities Manual
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Conventional 05 Jun 2020 $75.00
Special Needs Team 05 Jun 2020 $150.00
Monitor 05 Jun 2020 $45.00
Trainer 05 Jun 2020 $45.00
Volunteer/Judge 05 Jun 2020 Free
Awards Banquet 05 Jun 2020 $35.00

16 Jun 2020
7:00am - 4:00pm MDT

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