Bicycle Safety Rodeo Held in Hiram
Hiram – On July 4th Hiram Police Department held its annual “Bicycle Safety Rodeo” for children. There were 36 participants in the event. Bicyclists were taught the correct use of hand signals, proper bicycle helmet fitting and use, and general safe practices when riding a bicycle. “Dave Ovens works diligently to make sure this program is a success; we recognize the need for extreme safe habit practices when kids ride bicycles”. The participants in the bicycle safety rodeo had the opportunity to display the safety tips they learned by riding their bicycles through a course that offered agility stations and concentration abilities.
“We want to assure that we do all that we can in order to bring about a safe environment when children are riding their bicycles. All too often kids are injured, sometimes severely, when they are riding their bicycles and they crash. The use of a bicycle helmet is imperative when children are riding a bike”.
All participants received prizes for their participations in the bicycle safety rodeo and two children received a 26-inch mountain bike donated by Middlefield Wal-Mart.
The Hiram Police Department is committed to public safety and has many more community events planned for the near future.