Released by the Tyler PD:
TYLER, TX - The Tyler Police Department has received a $1000 donation from Wal-Mart #1022 at 3820 Hwy 64 West and a $500 donation from the Tyler Bicycle Club. The donations are to purchase 325 bicycle helmets distributed to children who do not have a helmet that participate in our bike rodeos and safety presentations.
Bicycle rodeos for the age groups between 4-13 years old are conducted regularly throughout the year. Most bike rodeos begin with a parent registration and safety check for both the rider and the bicycle. The safety check for the rider involves inspection of the helmet and bicycle fit. Officers perform a quick-check for proper air in the tires, check to see that the brakes work properly and check that the chains are on properly. There is a short lecture on bicycle safety and information benefiting children's knowledge of bicycle riding etiquette. Each rodeo has some type of a road course which is usually the most popular part of the event.