Friday, April 27, 2012

Ride On Over to the Bike Rodeo for Tips, Giveaways

Ride On Over to the Bike Rodeo for Tips, Giveaways
April 27, 2012

Those expecting to see bulls and lassos may be disappointed, but kids will be thrilled to see Richmond Police officers rolling out their bicycle expertise for the Bike Rodeo on Sunday.

Officers and members of the Richmond Coalition of Police, an officer advocacy group, will instruct children on the importance of bike safety and will use a cone training course to let the kids put those skills into action.

But just as a cowboy is only as good as his horse, a child’s fun and safety might depend on the bike. So officers will provide free bicycle maintenance, to boot.

Donations collected by RCOP have made it possible for officers to hand out many free items during the event including bicycle helmets, safety headlights, taillights, spoke lights, reflective slap bracelets and water bottles. Sorry, no spurs.

The Bike Rodeo is from 12 – 5 p.m., Sunday, April 29, during the Sunday in the Park with Friends event in Forest Hill Park. The Rodeo will be corralled near the tennis courts.

This event is a perfect complement to Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ ‘Get Healthy – Stay Healthy’ Health Expo happening this weekend. Info on the expo can be found at <