For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Tasha Tervalon, HHS, (510) 981-5347

THE BIKE RODEO IS BACK!
Games and contests encourage kids to walk and bike safely this summer

Berkeley, California (Friday, May 25, 2007) - The Bike Rodeo is here again!

Summer vacation is about to start, and the 5th Annual Bike Rodeo is a great chance for young people to practice their safe riding skills and learn some new tricks. The theme of the event, sponsored by the City of Berkeley Injury Prevention and Chronic Disease Prevention Programs, is “Live Smart! Eat Smart! Ride Smart!” 

What: 5th Annual Bike Rodeo
When: May 12, 2007, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: San Pablo Park (2800 Park Street in Berkeley, between Sacramento and San Pablo)
Who: Everyone is invited
Cost: None

Young riders can practice their “rules of the road” in a mock city and in other skill challenges, such as the slow races and obstacle course. There will also be information tables and opportunities throughout the day to earn a free helmet. Helmets for children will be available the day at the event. The more activities kids participate in, the greater their chances of winning a raffle prize!

 

Bike safety is important to everyone in the community. This event is brought to you through a collaborating team which includes: Bicycle Friendly Berkeley Coalition, Berkeley Boosters, Frances Albrier Community Center, Safe Kids Coalition, San Pablo Park Neighborhood Council, Young Adult Project, Berkeley Police Department and the City of Berkeley Injury Prevention and Chronic Disease Prevention Programs. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

For more information, please contact Tasha Tervalon at (510) 981-5347 or e-mail ttervalon@ci.berkeley.ca.us 

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