Bicycle Safety Day will be August 11 at the Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus

Would your child like to learn bicycle safety skills while having fun with friends and family?  If the answer is yes, then head to the Western Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) on Saturday, Aug. 11, for the College’s annual Bicycle Safety Day.  This year, the Tri-C Bicycle Safety Day, for children aged five through 13, will be at the Western Campus only In future years, the event will rotate among the Metropolitan, Eastern and Western campuses.

“This is a great program that’s open to the general public,” said Lt. Al Moreland, West campus director of safety.  “The kids have a blast while we help young residents learn how to stay safe while riding their bikes. These young people learn what their parents already know, that being a responsible rider is the biggest part about riding a bicycle.”

The safety-oriented event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A free hotdog lunch will be available and bicycle helmets will be offer at no cost while quantities last. Children can participate in an obstacle course and learn proper steering, braking and maneuverability skills.  In addition, instructors will teach proper helmet fitting techniques.  Participants will be entertained by magicians, face-painting, pony rides and airbrush tattoos. 

"Bicycle safety rodeos like this go a long way to teach safety and save lives,” said Lt. Moreland.  “We want to do everything we can to prevent children in Greater Cleveland from being an injury statistic before they head back to school.  Bicycling is meant to be safe and fun.”

For more information, contact the Campus Police and Security Services department at 216-987-5326.

Jack Marschall

Jack P. Marschall Project Manager/Writer – Marketing and Communications Cuyahoga Community College – Western and Brunswick Campus P: 216-987-5134 F: 216-987-5692

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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 11:12 PM, 08.17.2012