Auburn Police to host Bike Rodeo

By Chris Cooper -

Riding bicycles is a popular activity for kids of all ages. Young people can be seen during good weather riding their bikes with friends to the park, swimming pool, or just hanging out at each others houses. Bicycle safety is extremely important to teach those who take to their bicycles to get around, as some kids may cross busy streets to get where they are going, meet strangers along the way, or take a spill landing them on the ground.

These reasons are why the Auburn Police Department has scheduled their first annual Bike Rodeo to be held Sept. 12, 2105, at the Auburn Senior Center behind the city park from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

“We are hoping to get a lot of young people to come out and learn about riding safely and have fun as well,” said Auburn Police Chief Larry Jones. “This is something we would like to do each year.”

Bike Rodeos teach children various safety skills by using simulated real life situations. Children will have their bicycles and helmets inspected and fitter properly. Hughes & Coleman Attorneys at Law will be assisting with the fitting of helmets.

Participants will then be taught safety by riding through skilled courses and then learning techniques to better help them make decisions while riding.

Participants must bring their own bicycles and helmets to the event. A raffle for new helmets will be held. There will also be helmets available for purchase. Two lucky participants will win a new bike. You must be present to win.

By Chris Cooper

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

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