Danvers Kiwanis to Sponsor Bike Rodeo

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in General | 0 comments

Each year, approximately 400 children between the ages of 0-14 are killed in bicycle crashes. Thousands more are treated in emergency rooms for bicycle related injuries. While bicycle helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by 85% only 5% of all children cyclists nationwide use bicycle helmets. Many children and their parents are unaware of these statistics and the basic techniques for staying safe while riding a bicycle.

In response to these startling facts the Danvers Kiwanis is sponsoring a Bicycle Rodeo at the Liberty Tree Mall Parking lot, on Commonwealth Ave behind the Danvers Police Station. On Saturday May 7th from 9am-12pm. The Rodeo is being co sponsored by Beverly Hospital. The rodeo is being sponsored in an effort to teach children and their parents bicycle safety skills in a fun family setting.

Children should bring their own bikes there will be a skills course including braking without skidding etc. There will be a safety testing station where children will be able to test their brakes, tire pressure, gears, and tighten all nuts and bolts.

Free bike helmets, free snacks and drinks too!

Remember to bring your own bike and get ready to have some fun!