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Bicycle Safety Education Rodeo

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Tuesday, 04 August 2015 09:30

Where: Tazewell-New Tazewell Primary School (TNT Primary)Christopher Shearer

501 Davis Drive, New Tazewell, TN

When: August 22, 2015, 9am to 2pm

 The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation in partnership with the Crater City Adventure Company-Middlesboro KY is sponsoring 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 purpose of the rodeo is to provide bicycle safety education and awareness to children and their parents with an activity-based program that will emphasize 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 will be distributed through a partnership with the East Tennessee Epilepsy Foundation “free of charge” to participants who do not have one while supplies last.


Parents and children attending the “Rodeo” will learn 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 is 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 have been approved and certified by The League of American Bicyclists.

Preregistration by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or phone call to 865-309-5723 is appreciated.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 09:47
 
 

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A very special thanks to the Chattanooga Bicycle Club for selecting the Jeff Roth Foundation as a benefactor of this event.  As you all know, we are 100% volunteer driven to support cyclists across Tennessee so we need your support!

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