Archive for Tuesday, August 7, 2012

City, Rotary club announce bike safety rodeo

August 7, 2012, 1:16 p.m.

Updated: August 8, 2012, 12:00 a.m.

The seventh annual bike safety rodeo sponsored by the city of Shawnee and Shawnee Rotary will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Mill Valley High School, 5900 Monticello Road.

The goal of the event is to provide safety training for children who plan to ride their bikes to school. After completing a seven-station skills course, participant will earn bicycle safety certificates presented to them by Shawnee Police officers. Each participant also will receive a free T-shirt and a free bike helmet donated by local businesses and not-for-profit groups.

The event also will feature information tables, free bike inspections and helmet fittings, prize drawings, fire trucks, school mascots and entertainment.

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