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Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:52

Bike rodeo serves up riding for kids and bike plan input

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The third-annual Bicycle Rodeo is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in Clyde.

Children ages 5 to 11 can ride their bicycles inside a closed course, designed to instill safe habits while biking, with an emphasis on sharpening skills involving stopping, starting and controlling turns. Professionals from area bicycle shops will also be on hand to check your child’s bike and helmet for fit and safety.

If your child does not have a bike or helmet, bikes and helmets will be available in several sizes.

In addition to the bicycle course, the Town of Clyde will have a fire truck on display and the police department’s K-9 Unit will do a demonstration. Prize drawings will be held at the conclusion of the event.

The event will also look to the future of bicycling with the kickoff of the Haywood County Comprehensive Bicycle Plan. Parents and children who attend the Bicycle Rodeo will have a chance to provide input to help shape the bicycle plan under development as a joint project of BicycleHaywoodNC and the Haywood County Recreation and Parks Department.

The rodeo is sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Town of Clyde, Haywood County Recreation and Parks and Bicycle Haywood NC. Admission is free.

Free hot dogs and drinks will be offered. Held at 64 Glance Street in Clyde in an empty parking lot near Angie’s Dance Academy. Turn at the Shook House, then make a right on Glance.

828.452.6789 or 828.627.2566.

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