HCSO HOSTS BIKE RODEO TO PROMOTE BIKE SAFETY AMONG KIDS
HOUSTON – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Community Services Bureau, in collaboration with the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD), are hosting a “Bike Rodeo” at Kujawa Elementary school in northwest Harris County today to promote bicycle safety among kids.
More than 100 students from Kujawa Elementary are participating.
The Bike Rodeo is an interactive program through which certified bicycle safety instructors teach kids how to ride their bicycles safely. They are taught about the importance of wearing a helmet and obeying all bicycle safety laws. The three-hour program includes classroom instruction followed by hands-on training on an obstacle course where the kids have to demonstrate how to safely maneuver through the course and proper starting and stopping techniques.
Additionally, the Hospital District has generously donated helmets and backpacks that will be handed out to participants. Today three lucky kids will ride away on news bikes, courtesy of the HCHD.
For information on future bike rodeos please check the HCSO’s Public Programs calendar at www.hcso.hctx.net.
Video and photo opportunities will be available to the news media today at 4 p.m. while the children are fitted with their helmet before demonstrating their safety skills on the obstacle course.
WHO: HCSO Community Support Bureau
WHAT: Bike Rodeo
WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2011
WHERE: Kujawa Elementary
7007 Fallbrook Dr.