Some young cyclists had fun testing out their skills and practicing safe riding at the Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society bike rodeo on Saturday (Jun.9).
 
“What that entails is there is a bicycle obstacle course for the kids,” said RCMP community policing liaison constable Hayley Townsend. “We have cones set up so they can weave in and out of them. We have stopping sections so they can stop their bicycles safely.”
 
Kids also had the chance to practice hand signals and learn more about how to safely cross roads on two wheels.
 
Technicians from Alberta Health Services were at the event to make sure bike helmets were fitting the young riders properly, with free replacement helmets handed out as needed.
 
"So far we've been able to fit quite a few kids with some new helmets. And I think it's been a really big success," said Townsend.
 
Winner's Way Source for Sports was also onsite performing bicycle safety checks, sending kids home with new bells to help keep them pedalling safely this summer.
 
About 35 children had already completed the obstacle course a couple hours into the event.

"It's just a really, really fun time for the kids to get out and test their skills and for the community to come together," Townsend said.

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