July 15, 2006
Some kids in Charlottesville got the chance to have fun while learning about bike safety Saturday morning.
The Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation held its '4Th Annual Bike Rodeo' at Buford Middle School.
Organizers say more than 30 kids showed up to learn about giving proper turn signals while riding bikes, moving through obstacles, and handling distractions on a typical bike ride. Several Charlottesville agencies helped out with event that they feel is very important.
"If we can get kids to practice safe bike behaviors by wearing their bike helmets-- absolutely the most important thing, and that's what we're after," said Linda Kobert of Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation.
The agencies provided free helmets and door prizes to those attending. One lucky boy and girl walked away with a brand new bike as their prize.