PHOENIXVILLE - The Northside Community Watch Association and Community Partners, along with the Phoenixville Police Bike Patrol Unit, will be hosting a bicycle rodeo at the Historic Foundry Building, North Main Street and Taylor Alley, this Saturday, May 29, 2004, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Officer David C. Boyer of the Phoenixville Police Bike Patrol Unit will be on hand to show youngsters safe bicycling skills; bicycle and helmet safety; and proper obedience to traffic signals.
"We'll be there to register bicycles and to teach youngsters safety tips when they are on their bikes," said Boyer. "These bike events are really popular with the community."
Boyer stresses to both children and parents, who must accompany their children for bike registration, the importance of registering their bikes.
"This is a good opportunity for kids to get their bikes registered with the police," said Boyer. "It is beneficial in case a bicycle is either stolen or misplaced. It will help the police in locating the missing bicycle and return it back to its owner."
Prizes will be awarded to participants who demonstrate safe bicycling skills in his/her age group; safety of bicycle and helmet; safe maneuvers through obstacle course; and proper obedience to traffic signals.
A Certificate of Participation will be received by everyone who attends.
The bike rodeo is open to everyone ages 14 and under. Bring your bicycle, helmet and parents/guardians.
To register for the bike rodeo, contact the Phoenixville Police Department at 610-933-1180.