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A bicycle safety clinic and rodeo that allowed participants 7-12 to learn and practice bicycle skills was on:

SATURDAY April 30, 2016      9:00 am- 12:00 noon

At the Maryville Farmers Market
Founders Square
East Broadway,   Maryville, TN

The clinic provided children ages 7-12 with an introduction to bicycle safety, including rules of the road, bike and maintenance, bike helmets, and bicycle skills. Free helmets were available for children who do not have a proper fitting, safe one. Free back packs were given to children completing the course while supplies lasted.

“We’re excited to be able to present the cycling skills clinic for children in our community, said Donna Dixon, Smoky Mountain Wellness and Teresa Thayer, Blount County Health Department. “Through this clinic, children in our community were able to learn and practice skills essential to keep them safe and cycling for life.” Maryville Police Department provided safety instructions and the Bike Patrol hosted Greenway Rides.


For more information about the Smoky Mountain Wellness contact SmokyMountainWellness.com or 865-803-8887.

The 2016 Smoky Mountain Bicycle Rodeo skills clinic was presented by these sponsors:

Smoky Mountain Wellness
Blount County Health Department
Maryville Farmers Market
Maryville Police Department
Jeff Roth Foundation
Renasant Bank
Blount County Community Health Initiative.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Foothills Strider’s,
Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization
Alcoa, Inc.
Cycology Bicycles
Kickstand Community Bike Shop

Third Annual Smoky Mountain Bike Skills Rodeo April 30, 2016

Parents and children attending the “Rodeo” learned how to properly fit a bicycle helmet to their child and perform and “ABC Quick Check” to insure that their child’s bicycle is safe to ride with Air in the tires, Brakes that work, and a Chain that is properly fitted to the wheel.

The Bicycle Safety Rodeo was dedicated to the memory of Christopher Shearer, a 9 year-old student at TNT Primary who was killed riding his bicycle in the Dogwood Heights neighborhood on May 3, 2015.

All educational activities and instruction for the TNT-Primary Bicycle Safety Rodeo were approved and certified by The League of American Bicyclists.

Bicycle Safety Education Rodeo Held in 2015
 
Where: Tazewell-New Tazewell Primary School (TNT Primary)
501 Davis Drive, New Tazewell, TN

When: August 22, 2015

The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation in partnership with the Crater City Adventure Company-Middlesboro KY sponsored a Bicycle Safety Rodeo for school-age children (grades K through 6) at the TNT Primary School on Saturday, August 22 from 9 am until 2 pm. The rodeo provided bicycle safety education and awareness to children and their parents with an activity-based program that emphasized bicycle handling skills like stopping and turning, the use of hand signals, and the importance of helmet wearing to protect against head injuries. Bicycle helmets were distributed through a partnership with the East Tennessee Epilepsy Foundation free of charge to participants who did not have one while supplies lasted.

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