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Posted on: June 4, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Safety Rules at “Share the Road” Event, Saturday June 8

Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism, QRide, RIDE Solutions, and the Prevention Council of Roanoke County are dedicated to promoting bicycle safety this summer. These organizations and other are coming together present “Share the Road,” a family event with the goal of making people more aware of bicycle safety laws how to stay safe on the road.

The event will take place Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. at Tanglewood Mall, in the parking lot beside Firestone. The free and family-friendly community event will teach kids and adults about bicycle safety laws and give each a chance to practice what they learn in a bike rodeo challenge. Attendees can also enter for a chance to win a free bicycle and other giveaways.

Staff and volunteers will be on hand to educate the public about QRide’s advanced emergency ids, RIDE Solution’s explanation on different bike safety laws, and brain health and helmet safety from the Prevention Council of Roanoke County.

Additional interactive activities will include a bike rodeo, a safety quiz and be giveaways throughout the event. Participants can also enter for a chance to win a children’s bicycle from East Coasters Bicycle Shop.

The bike rodeo is a great learning experience for children of any age. The rodeo will feature five different stations that illustrate the different laws and techniques to riding a bike. Children will weave through cones and other obstacles as well as learn proper hand signals while riding bikes.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own bicycle and helmet to the event. Come join Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism, QRide, RIDE Solutions, the Prevention Council of Roanoke County, Roanoke County Police Dept., East Coasters Bicycle Shop, and others for a day filled with fun and informative activities.

For more information please call (540) 777-6326.

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