Bike Rodeo to be held at first Third Friday event in Lincoln on May 19

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[May 11, 2017]  LINCOLN - The Abraham Lincoln Legacy Trail group and Healthy Communities Partnership is working toward safe trails for non-motorized activities and improved cycling opportunities in Logan County. As part of their efforts, they are bringing a bike rodeo for young cyclists to downtown Lincoln on Friday, May 19 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. The event is being held in conjunction with the City of Lincoln’s first “Third Friday” event of the season and will be located on Broadway Street.

A bike rodeo is a bicycle skills event that provides an opportunity for cyclists to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better cyclists and avoid typical crashes.

The goal is to provide an opportunity for the participants to learn, practice, and demonstrate their bicycle handling skills in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. The events will feature five stations regarding bike safety and riding skills. Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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The event is a collaborative effort. The Logan County Department of Public Health, the D.A.R.E. Program, Lincoln Area YMCA, Cub Scout Pack 101 Country Financial’s Michelle Bauer and private individuals are assisting with the event and providing giveaways.

Interested members of the community who are willing to volunteer for the trail effort or would like to attend the next Healthy Communities Partnership meeting should call 217-605-5008.

[Angela Stoltzenburg, MBA
Marketing and Community Partnerships Manager
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Healthy Communities Partnership]

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