Kids and bikes go together like ice cream and hot summer days. Do you remember the joy and freedom of riding your bike? Unfettered, two wheels flying beneath you, it felt like you could go anywhere. –Wait, that’s how we feel now. Anyway, bicycling is a great way to get kids started early on using alternative transportation.
However, most kids don’t know the first thing about riding safely or even get bad advice from their parents. As a result, many kids are hit doing easily-preventable things: Riding out of a driveway without looking; riding the wrong way on a street (often at parents’ behest); riding through stop signs without even pausing, let alone stopping.
To help educate the youngest bikers and prevent unfortunate accidents, the Bicycle Alliance is holding a bike rodeo at Liberty Ridge Elementary School on October 20. Bike rodeos are only successful with lots of adult help (otherwise they’re called “chaos,” and kids don’t need any practice at that). We could really use your help to make this happen.
What: We need 5 to 7 volunteers to help:
- Check bike fit
- Check helmet fit
- Run stations and hold stop signs
When: October 20, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (set-up from 10:00 to 11:00; kids ride from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm) Where: Liberty Ridge Elementary School, 12202 209th Ave Ct. E, Bonney Lake, 98391
If you want to help, please email Katie at katief [at] wabikes.org, or call 206-224-9252 ext. 305 and leave a message. Thanks in advance for helping all those budding bicyclists stay safe on the roads.