The Town of Wake Forest is helping to raise awareness about the importance of bike safety by sponsoring a free Bike Rodeo on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 5-7 p.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.
Facilitated by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department and Spoke Cycles, the Bike Rodeo is designed to teach safe bicycle-riding skills to children and their parents. During the event, participants will be taught safe riding techniques through an obstacle course that recreates real-life situations. The course will help participants practice scanning for automobiles, develop correct riding techniques, offer intersection safety tips and teach children how to avoid road hazards such as tree limbs, pot holes and rocks.
Parents or legal guardians will be required to sign a waiver in order for their child(ren) to participate. Children are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and helmets, and free bicycle inspections will be offered at the start of the obstacle course. Loaner helmets will also be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for use during the rodeo.
Free food will be provided by the Wake Forest Baptist Church food truck, and event sponsors will offer free giveaways and prizes for safe riders.
For more information about the Sept. 23 Bike Rodeo, contact Recreation Program Superintendent Monica Lileton at 919-435-9563 or [email protected].
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