Durham bicycle rodeo planned

Durham bicycle rodeo planned


Youngsters in grades K-8 from Durham and Middlefield are invited to a fun-filled bicycle rodeo.

Kids can bring their bikes to the Coginchaug High School south parking lot, next to the track, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19 for skill and safety games and activities.

Safe bicycling skills provide young riders with lifelong tools to enjoy health, recreational and transportation benefits of bicycling at any age.

The rain date is Sunday, May 20.

Free helmets

Free, highly-rated bike helmets are available for 75 pre-registered participants, courtesy of ProHealth Physicians.

All participants who complete the stations on the bike rodeo’s “Passport to Bike Safety” will receive a pack of bike safety goodies, including a handlebar bell, a rear reflector and other accessories provided by the Durham Lion’s Club.

Riders can hone their bicycling skills in the obstacle course, the turtle race and start-stop-turn. They will learn hand signals, and safe bike and helmet fit.

Rodeo participants can decorate their helmets and boost their cycling energy with healthy snacks. Perk on Wheels will be onsite.

Pre-registration for the rodeo is required before May 15. Visit the bike rodeo program page or the Complete Streets Durham Facebook page for weather-related schedule changes.

The Durham Complete Streets Action Group, the Durham Public Library, and Durham Recreation Department sponsored this community event. Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation, the Durham-Middlefield Exchange Club, the Durham Womans Club, Durham Market and Pedal Power provided additional, generous community support.

—News Release


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