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May 23, 2013

Bike Rodeo

On a sunny, Thursday afternoon in May, kids from Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ Youth Education program at Saca Community Learning Center  participated in a Bike Rodeo lead by volunteers from Mustard Seed Spin. These volunteers brought bikes, tools, activities and resources to share with our youth in order to teach them about bike safety, bike maintenance and to promote the healthy benefits of bike-riding.
Volunteers from Mustard Seed Spin Bike Rodeo created an obstacle course for youth to practice safe bike-riding habits. For example, through this practical and beneficial activity, a 13-year-old student learned something new and is now aware that there are hand signals you can use on a bike to safely ride and communicate in traffic. 

A 10-year-old student said that she had fun and, “learned how to change a flat tire and that it is very important to wear a helmet.” Students were shown demonstrations using watermelons as “stand-in heads”, which taught about the importance of always wearing your helmet when riding your bike to avoid head injuries. Also, as part of the Bike Rodeo each youth who needed a helmet received a free one to take home. This event was a terrifically informative, fun and engaging way to teach kids about bike safety and maintenance, as well as to give them the tools and understanding needed to safely enjoy bike-riding for years to come.

Thank you Mustard Seed Spin!

Submitted by Heather Kohlmeister, Youth Education Program Manager

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