Sedona AZ (May 2, 2017) – Approximately 250 children at Big Park School will participate in an annual Bike Rode presented by the Sedona Fire District and local Farmers Insurance agent Don Nelms. Students are invited to bring their bicycles to school on Friday, May 12 to participate in the 2017 Bike Rodeo!
Fire Marshal Jon Davis, who coordinates public education events states, “The goal of this event is for young riders to learn safety skills for the common hazards that they may encounter, and most importantly, to have fun. It is our goal to encourage children to live healthy and active lifestyles while also building an understanding of how they can take actions to be safe. This event promotes the concept that skill translates into safety, and that being safe is both smart and cool.”
A highlight of the Bike Rodeo includes the raffle of four new bicycles –donated by Don Nelms of Farmers Insurance and Sedona Verde Valley Fire Fighter Charities, with the winners announced the morning of the event.
Davis states that, “This event represents a true partnership amongst the community and a dedication by local businesses and agencies to the children within our community.” Local bike shops including, Absolute Bikes and Bike & Bean will be on hand to inspect bikes for safety. Helmets are inspected by Yavapai County Community Health Services. Tours of the Guardian Air ambulance helicopter will be available as well as a demonstration of the Department of Public Safety rollover simulator, which is designed to demonstrate the importance of always wearing your seat belt while riding in a vehicle.
In addition to those mentioned, this event would not be possible without support from the following community partners: AZ Department of Public Safety, Guardian Air Helicopter, the Sedona Verde Valley Firefighters Charities, Inc., Valley Academy of Career Technology Education, Weber’s IGA and the Verde Valley Cyclist Coalition.
Mark your calendars and don’t forget to bring your bikes to Big Park School on Friday, May 12th for the 2017 Bike Rodeo!