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TAYLORVILLE — To promote bicycling safety and skills, the Taylorville Police Department and the Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy will be conducting a Bike Rodeo Saturday, July 17, 202, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, in the Taylorville Junior High parking lot.
The event is open to all ages 3-14 and participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each participant will progress through stations, for registration; helmet check; bike check; hand signals; and biking skills course. After completing all stations, each participant will be given a certificate.
At the end of the event, drawings will be held for eight brand new bikes, as well as bike safety and security accessories. As bike traffic in the city and elsewhere continues to increase, it becomes increasingly more important for cyclists to have the knowledge and skills to ride safely. Bike Rodeos are a fun way of getting children started in the right direction.
Bring your child to the Rodeo with his or her bike and helmet (if you don’t have one, a helmet will be issued free of charge) during the event.
Don’t wait until the last minute, as the supply of helmets is limited. The whole process should take 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your child’s current skill level.