Bike rodeo planned for Tyler

Released by Donald Martin with Tyler Police Department:

The Tyler Police Department along with Brookshire's will sponsor a Bike Rodeo on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Brookshire's located at 113 NNW Loop 323, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Officers of the police bicycle team will conduct a bicycle safety rodeo for the age groups between 4-13 years old.

The bike rodeo will begin with a parent registration and safety check for both the rider and the bicycle.  The safety check for the rider is 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 children's knowledge of bicycle riding etiquette.

The rodeo will consist of a road course for the participant to ride in, which is usually the children's favorite part.