2023 Roadeo Training & Competition

Friday 11/17 – Sunday 11/19
(Lunch served)

Team registration and a written test required.

Presented by WIT. (Women in Transportation.)

All participating driver and attendant teams must download and complete the Roadeo Competition Knowledge Test before arriving to the event. Bring a copy of the completed test to turn in on-site.  

Are you passionate about special needs transportation, growing as a professional, and networking with others who do what you do from across the nation? Then form a team and plan to participate in this event! 

The Roadeo Competition, presented by School Transportation News in partnership with wit. (Women in Transportation), consists of driver-attendant teams, and there is no pre-requisite to participate. All are welcome, whether or not you have participated in another driver-attendant competition in your state or district. The goal of this competition is to help you increase your knowledge of special needs transportation.  

Past roadeo competitors, former winners and/or those just wanting to take a chance as independents, may sign up for the ROADEO SHOOT-OUT: Register as an independent on the registration form (link below) and be randomly matched with another driver/attendant upon arrival.  

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Roadeo Team Registration

Please fill out the form completely to register for the 2023 TSD Roadeo competition.

Waiver release form on page 2 must be signed by each participant in order to complete your registration.

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Roadeo Agenda

(Subject to Change)

Thursday, November 16
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Roadeo Team Registration/Check-In

Friday, November 17
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Roadeo Team Registration/Check-In

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Q’STRAINT/SURE-LOK Hands-On Securement Training
(Open to all TSD Conference registrations & Roadeo Contestants)

6 – 8 p.m. 
Roadeo Competition Contestants & Judges Meeting

Saturday, November 18
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Roadeo Competition at Frisco ISD

6 – 8:30 p.m.  
TSD Tailgate Trade Show Reception

Sunday, Novmeber 19
7 – 9 a.m.  
Roadeo Competition Banquet & Awards and Roadeo Judges Debrief

9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
TSD Trade Show

Team Entry Fee: $175

Registration Costs Include

Thursday, November 16

Entry to the Special Needs Ride & Drive Experience + Reception – NEW!

Friday, November 17 

  • Entry to the morning General Sessions
    Including: Transportation Director of the Year Award & Panel Discussion on Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs, Keynote by Betsey Helfrich on Avoiding the Bumps and Legal Hazards, and General Session Panel: Have We Learned Anything Since Susavage v. Bucks Intermediate?
  • Entry to Wheelchair Hands-On Securement Training Hosted by Q’STRAINT/SURE-LOK 
  • Entry to the afternoon OT/PT/Transporter Forum sessions

*Roadeo Participants may attend the morning general sessions as well as the afternoon OT/PT/Transporter Forum sessions on Friday, November 17. However, please note that the afternoon Lunch & Learn is reserved for Main Conference Attendees only.  

Saturday, November 18 

  • Lunch tickets* during the Roadeo Competition
  • Entry* to the TSD Tailgate Trade Show Reception on Saturday evening

Sunday, November 19 

  • Entry tickets* to the Roadeo Competition Awards Banquet (Breakfast of Champions)
  • Entry* to the TSD Trade Show

*One lunch entry ticket and one entry ticket per event provided to each roadeo participant.