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Kids show pedal power at Kiwanis bicycle race
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Brody Schneider didn’t need pedals as he raced across the finish line Saturday in the Kiwanis bike race at Brit Spaugh Park. Brody was first in the 3-year-old division, the first race of the day, and continued to push his scooter around the park as older kids lined up to compete.
“He’s been riding his little Strider since he was 18 months old,” said the boy’s grandfather, William Schneider, who brought Brody and his 10-year-old brother Chris to the race.
More than 40 children, ages 3-11, competed, with the Kiwanis club members awarding medals to the top three in each age group.
When the 10-year-old boys approached the starting line, Alex Randolph was seated on a bike that was almost as long as two bikes. It took a while for him to get the cruiser rolling, but once he did Alex was able to pass the other, traditional bicycles and come in first. His dad, Delbert Randolph, said Alex loves bikes. “He usually rides a BMX,” Delbert said, and he’s rebuilding a Schwinn Scrambler. Alex has been coming to the annual bike race since he was 4 or 5 years old.

For years, the event was organized by Kiwanis member Jerry Felkel, and the official name of the event is the Jerry Felkel Memorial Kiwanis Bike Race. This year’s event chairman was Pam Chambers. The club sponsors several events for children during the year, including an Easter egg hunt and Halloween parade.
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