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Bicycle Rodeo & Safety Fair

Released by The Tyler Police Department:

TYLER, TX - The Tyler Police Department, Tyler Fire Department, ETMC EMS, East Texas Triathletes Club, Tyler Bicycle Club and Elite Bicycles, will sponsor a Bike Rodeo and Safety Fair on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Robert E. Lee High School parking lot, located at 411 ESE Loop 323, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Officers of the Tyler Police Bicycle Team will conduct a bicycle safety rodeo for children who wish to participate. 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.

The Safety Fair will consists of child fingerprints cards and emergency vehicles on display.

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