Friday, May 20, 2016

Bicycle Rodeo to be Held June 11, 2016

Town of Mono, ON (Mono Community Policing) Remember the feeling of first learning to ride a bicycle on your own — without training wheels and without a parent's balancing hand? Remember that sudden rush of freedom?

If you have to strain to think back that far, well, maybe it's time to strap on a helmet and saddle up. Because not only is bicycling fun and freeing, it's an excellent way to get healthy exercise.

That's one of the reasons that six million Canadians bicycle. Whether you're an avid mountain biker or simply trying to incorporate cycling into your daily routine, you too can reap the many health benefits of bicycling. Bicycling, however, is not without its risks.

Mono Community Policing, in association with OPP-Dufferin Detachment, is sponsoring a bicycle skills event designed to teach bicyclists the skills they need in order to be better cyclists. By learning bike handling and traffic skills, one can enjoy bicycling more and reduce the chance of injury.

The rodeo will be held on:

Saturday, June 11, 2016, from NOON to 2:00pm

at Monora Park, Orangeville

Bicyclists aged five to twelve are invited to attend 

This event is made up of a series of stations, each dealing with an important aspect of safe cycling. 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. Participants will practice starting and stopping, the safe way to exit a driveway, how to look for traffic, negotiate an intersection, and avoid common road hazards. Parents are invited to participate, too.

Please encourage your child to attend this worthwhile event. He or she will need to bring a bicycle and a helmet. There is no charge for participating and no need to pre-register. Why don't you bring your bicycle and join the fun?

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