Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
– Nelson Mandela
It’s part family reunion, part traveling museum, and quite literally a wild ride. Going to the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR) entertains spectators with flair that infuses Black culture into familiar rodeo events and highlights Black history with a focus on family.
The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo honors the legacies and contributions of black cowboys and cowgirls in history, while giving a new generation of rodeo pros the opportunity to show off their skills.