Durham kids bike rodeo has new date

Durham kids bike rodeo has new date

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DURHAM — A children’s bicycle rodeo has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 30, rain or shine.

The original dates in May were rained out.

The time and location remain the same, 10 a.m. to noon at Coginchaug Regional High School’s back parking lot. If it rains, the rodeo would move to the Cow Palace on the Durham Fairgrounds.

“We will decide the final location by 7 a.m. on the morning of the rodeo and will notify everyone by email,” said event organizer Leslie Bulion.

The event is being coordinated by the Durham Complete Streets Action Group, part of the Durham Sustainability and Clean Energy Task Force.

The bike rodeo is for kids in grades K-8 from Durham and Middlefield. Complete Streets is re-registering kids who previously registered. New participants can be registered at DurhamCT.RecDesk.Com.

The bike rodeo is a series of skill and safety games and activities. 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.

Kids bring their own bikes, and free 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.



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