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Bike Rodeo rides into Athens Community Center

Free event features bicycle safety education, raffle
for free children’s bicycle

May 5, 2009

The 8th annual Athens Bike Rodeo rides into the Athens Community Center, Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

Children of all ages from all Athens County schools are invited to bring their bikes and helmets to the free event, which focuses on bicycle safety education. All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Activities include a bike safety obstacle course, bike inspections, helmet fittings and a primer on hand signals and navigation skills.

A limited number of free bike helmets will be available for participants, and a children’s mountain bike will raffled to one lucky winner. Only children pre-registered for the event will be entered into the raffle.  

Register by e-mailing and providing the child’s and parents’ names, the child’s school and bike style, address, phone number and (optional) e-mail address. Registration forms also can be downloaded from and sent to OU-COM Community Health Programs, 055 Grosvenor Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701. Registration is due by Friday, May 8.

For more information, contact OU-COM Community Health Programs at 593-2274 or  Ohio University WellWorks at 593-2093.

The Bike Rodeo is sponsored by the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine,  OU’s Exercise Physiology Club in the College of Health and Human Services, WellWorks, the OU Police Department, University Medical Associates, The Athens NEWS, O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens Bicycle, Precision Imprint, TeamHealth Midwest, the Athens Community Center and Athens County Children Services. 

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