Bike Brighton and the Brighton Police Department are sponsoring a bicycle skills event designed to teach young bicyclists the skills they need in order to be better cyclists from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Benedict Park, 1750 Skeel Street. The rodeo will take place prior to the Flix & Kicks movie in the park showing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
By learning bike handling and traffic skills, one can enjoy bicycling more and reduce the chance of injury. Bicyclists ages four to 12 are invited to attend.
This event is made up of a series of stations, each dealing with an important aspect of safe cycling. Kids that are participating will practice the safe way to exit a driveway, how to look for traffic, negotiate an intersection, and avoid common road hazards. Participants will have their bicycles inspected and will then learn about and practice bicycle-handling skills that will increase their enjoyment of bicycling and could someday save their lives.
This is a Kids Bicycle Rodeo, but parents and older siblings are welcome to be present or may want to participate, too.
There will be a parking area on the west side of Benedict Park.