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Posted on: June 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Twin Falls Police Department To Host Second Annual Community Bike Rodeo

Twin Falls Bike Rodeo

The Twin Falls Police Department will host the second annual Twin Falls Bike Rodeo at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at Canyon Ridge High School. The Bike Rodeo will bring together several community partners in an annual event that teaches bike safety to youth in the City of Twin Falls.

With the City of Twin Falls’ 2030 Strategic Plan initiative to connect and expand existing trails and encourage citizens to utilize sustainable modes of transportation such as bicycles, the police department is encouraging a community effort to teach bike safety to its youngest citizens. The Bike Rodeo will be held in the parking lot of Canyon Ridge High School located at 300 North College Road West. It will provide a safe and fun atmosphere where youth can challenge their riding skills on an obstacle course and learn basic rules of the road.

Community partners such as Clif Bar & Company, Chobani, Epic Ride Cyclery, Cycle Therapy, Spoke and Wheel, Chick Fila and McDonalds are sponsoring the event with loads of prizes – including a new bicycle – and other items for kids and their parents to take home. Canyon Ridge High School’s Student Body Council and Business Professionals of America will assist with many of the activities. Magic Valley Safe Kids will have new helmets available for a $5 donation.

The Bike Rodeo will include a bicycle safety course that will challenge young cyclists’ ability to maintain control while maneuvering around obstacles. Experienced cyclists will be available to provide tips and training on safe handling. In addition, local bike shops will teach hand signals and show youth how to conduct safety check on their bicycles. Participants are asked to bring their own bicycle and helmet.

The City of Twin Falls and Twin Falls City Council would like to encourage all youth and their parents to attend this free event.

For more information, contact Officer Matt Triner, Twin Falls Police Department, at 208-737-9963.

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