Bike rodeo rescheduled for Aug. 1

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 03:52 PM

Thursday, Aug. 1, is the rescheduled date for the Henderson-Vance Safe Kids Coalition annual bicycle rodeo.

The event is scheduled for the Henderson Family YMCA from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Henderson Police Department’s Bicycle Unit will set up a rodeo course for the participants to teach techniques while on bikes. Those on the course must wear a helmet.

Information will also be shared on brain trauma and brain injuries.

The Child Bicycle Safety Act requires every person under 16 to wear an approved bicycle helmet if operating on a public road, public bicycle path or other public right-of-way. Parents or legal guardians can face a $10 civil fine if knowingly allowing children to break the law.

More information is available from the Henderson police officers working with the Safe Kids Henderson-Vance Coalition, including Lt. Irvin Robinson at (252) 431-6061, Sgt. Angela Feingold at (252) 430-3153 and Sgt. Jessica west at (252) 431-6070.