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Bike Rodeo Scheduled This Weekend In Morganton

The Morganton Department of Public Safety is holding an event to show kids how to practice bicycle safety.

On September 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Catawba Meadows Park they will be hosting a Bike Rodeo. This event is free to attend. There will be a bike course setup for kids to ride through that practices several ways to be safe when riding a bike on the road or on an outdoor trail.

Public Safety officers will be assisting kids through the course and teaching about bike safety gear. It is encouraged to bring your own bicycle due to having a limited amount available to borrow. They will also be giving away a limited amount of bicycle helmets.

In a news release, Morganton Public Safety Police Chief Jason Whisnant said, “Our bike rodeos focus on bicycle rider safety and awareness. We want to encourage young people to get into the habit of wearing a helmet, following the rules of the road/trail and, of course, having fun.”

The Bike Rodeo is made possible by Morganton Public Safety police and fire divisions and the organization Safe Kids Worldwide.