Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center will host its annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the event is to provide children ages 3-12 and their families with an opportunity to learn about safety and prevention while participating in sports and other recreational activities.
The day will include bicycle inspections will be conducted by the Economy Bike Shop and the Lawrenceville Police Department. Bicycle tires, frames, handlebars, chain guards, and reflectors are checked, and parents receive a check-list for each bike indicating if anything needs to be repaired. Children are then given a free bike helmet, which is fitted by one of the St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center’s therapists. They may ride a bicycle safety course, which is organized by the police department, where they illustrate knowledge of traffic signals, hand signals, parked cars, and how to avoid unexpected obstacles. Volunteers are present at each station of the obstacle course to guide and teach the children.
There will be water safety programs and other activities geared towards water safety. St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center will give away a limited number of Personal Flotation Devices for children up to 90 pounds.
Many organizations will participate with interactive games and safety exhibits. The Trenton Thunder mascot, Boomer, will also be at the event with the moon bounce.
Children must pre-register for this event to receive a free bike helmet and bike inspection. Registration will begin March 1, 2015 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by phone at (609) 896-9500, ext. 2212.