GREAT PRIZE: Tilly Bloomfield ready to ride with siblings (from left) Lani, Sonny and Isla, on the bike to be given away at the Warwick Cowboys Rodeo tomorrow night.
GREAT PRIZE: Tilly Bloomfield ready to ride with siblings (from left) Lani, Sonny and Isla, on the bike to be given away at the Warwick Cowboys Rodeo tomorrow night. Liz Browne

Bike giveaway at the Cowboys Rodeo on Friday night

CHILDREN under 12 years of age will have the chance to take a new bicycle home if they find the lucky pingpong ball in the rodeo arena at the Octeros Cabinets Warwick Cowboys Rodeo on Friday night.

This year's rodeo is the sixth, which doubles as a club social event and the major fundraiser for the year.

Rodeo co-organiser Liz Browne said she was hoping more than 100 kids would be at the ground to find the lucky ball with the words bike. The draw for the bike will be halfway through the rodeo.

"The bike has been donated by Charlie Thorn from Warwick Milko/Killarney Ice,” she said.

"We have had a bike giveaway at all six rodeos.”

Nominations are still open for the Warwick Cowboys Steer Ride which is restricted to club players.

The second-division players have issued a challenge to other grades to beat them on the back of a bucking steer.

Other than the footballers' ride and the local poddy ride, all other event nominations are through the National Rodeo Association.

There are 17 nominations for the open bull ride led by Cooyar cowboy Jack McArthur, a rider who has won at the Warwick Rodeo.

Sam Champ from Meldale north of Brisbane and Dave Mawhinney from Tansey in the South Burnett will be two of the favourites along with McArthur.

There are 22 nominations for the novice bull ride and 21 for the under-18 bull ride.

Thirteen riders have nominated for the under-15 steer ride and 12 for the under-12 poddy ride.

There is a separate local poddy ride on the program and nominations can be made on the night.

The Cowboys A-grade players involved in the TRL grand final on Sunday will be introduced to the crowd halfway through the rodeo on Friday night.

Gates open at 5pm and rodeo action starts at 6pm and will go to 9pm Friday. Mik Overle will provide entertainment from 9pm to midnight.