For Immediate Release:
East Boston Main Streets.
Kiwanis Club of East Boston and Boston Police District 7 to host Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo
East Boston, MA,
19-Apr-2012 — On Saturday, May 19, 2012, the Kiwanis Club of East Boston, in Partnership with Boston Police District 7, will hold their Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo. The target is children Kindergarten to
The event will include giving away free bicycle helmets, a free raffle for brand new bicycles, a bicycle safety clinic featuring bike safety inspections and optional quick tune-ups, safety
lectures about the rules of the road, a presentation by the Boston Police K9 Unit, pizza, drinks and much more.
The event starts at 10:00 AM in the playground of the Salesians Boys & Girls Club, 150 Byron Street, East Boston (former Savio High School).
The Rodeo is a proven way to teach safety skills to children in a fun way. Each year, over 400 children are killed in bicycle accidents, and thousands more are treated for bicycle-related
injuries. While bicycle helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injuries by 85%, only 5% of all child cyclists use them! Many children and their parents are not aware of these statistics and the basic techniques for staying safe
while riding a bicycle.
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