Bike Rodeo Promotes Safety and Biking to School
APPLETON -- Fun and safety were both part of the mix at today's bike rodeo in Appleton.Photo: Video by nbc26.com
APPLETON -- Fun and safety were both part of the mix at today's bike rodeo in Appleton.
The event is aimed at teaching kids basic safety skills on the road, but also how to balance while looking back, riding around potholes, and crossing busy streets. Organizers say they hope teaching kids how to be safe will encourage more of them to bike to school.
"That gets kids physically active and kind of builds the activity into their normal day. A lot of schools have had cuts to their PhyEd program so this is a way we can incorporate active transportation and get kids moving before and after school," says Mike Patza, a planner for the Safe Routes to School program.
Kids and their parents also had the chance today to learn about bike maintenance and how to size out the right bike.