A fantastic turnout, great weather and plenty of volunteers helped make this year’s Third Annual Hub International Bicycle Rodeo another success Sunday, May 5.
The free event, put on by the City of Williams Lake in the Canadian Tire parking lot and sponsored by Hub International, Success by Six, Canadian Tire, Kane Fraser from MNP, Community Policing, Red Shred’s, the Boys and Girls Club, the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society and the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, promotes safe bicycling habtis that reduce accidents involving children.
“We had one of our highest number of pre-registrations, which is fantastic,” said Denise Skarra, recreation co-ordinator with the City of Williams Lake.
In all, 108 children took part in the event.
“It was an amazing day, and we had so many volunteers come out to help, so it was awesome,” added Suzanne Cochrane, recreation programmer with the City.
“We want to thank Canadian Tire for giving us the space, and all of the volunteers who made this a success.”
Throughout the event, happy children made their rounds on their bikes through a series of eight safety stations, giving them a chance to learn correct riding skills.
The emphasis for children was to learn how to control their bicycle, while a safety inspection was also conducted on one of the stops by Red Shred’s owner Mark Savard.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, in partnership with Red Shred’s, were on site offering ‘bikes for all’ through their recycled bicycle program. Children were also given the chance to create handlebar tassels using recycled tire parts and pony beads.
Additionally, participants were entered into a draw to win one of five assembled bikes, donated by Kane Fraser of MNP.