Sunday, May 13, 2012

CycleFest - Sunday, May 20 at Chalco Hills

The National Safety Council's CycleFest is this Sunday, May 20th from 11:00 – 3:00 at Chalco Hills Recreation area.   Inside the Natural Resources Center will be the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) teaching riders “To See and Be Seen”; "Click it Don’t Risk It" teaching the importance of always wearing your seats belt with their egg ramp demonstration; Farmers Insurance is providing Child ID Kits; The Leukemia Lymphoma Society is recruiting for their important campaigns and Shuurin Dojo will be providing demos and information about dealing with bullies.

Outdoors US Foods will be providing grilled hot dogs, buns, condiments, chips, and waters.  The Bike Way is bringing 300 helmets, and three children’s bike to be won by drawing. They will have their technicians helping those 15 and younger with bike safety checks. The GWRRA will also be outside helping with inflating tires and fitting helmets.  A couple of A TEAMS from the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program will be fitting helmets along with a few others from NMHC. There will be free face painting for kids of all ages. Omaha Bikes instructors will be teaching about hand and arm signals and other ways to stay safe when riding. The bike and trike rodeo is being taught by the Sarpy County Sherriff’s Department and Omaha Police Department. Douglas CC will also be providing some volunteers.

In addition to the items to be given away by The Bike Way, the AAA Motor Club Foundation will give away a four “Ride N Slide” passes to Oceans and Worlds of Fun along with travelers checks to cover other costs of a mini vacation.

If you are a cyclist and have time to help with OmahaBikes's portion of this event, please contract Mark Siepker via this blog.

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