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Youth Bike Safety Rodeo rescheduled for June 27
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Barton County Health Department, Barton County Sheriff’s Office, Great Bend Police Department, and the Barton County Landfill have announced that their annual Bike Safety Rodeo for children ages 5 to 14 has been rescheduled to Friday, June 27, at the Britt Spaugh Park northeast baseball field near 22nd and Morton streets.  Ellsworth Correctional Facility will not have enough reconditioned bikes ready until later than originally planned resulting in a postponement for the event.
All children who wish to participate in the bike rodeo must be registered at the Barton County Sheriff’s Office by their parents by Wednesday, June 25.
The safety rodeo will begin with check-in at 8:30 am on June 27 and conclude with snacks and children being picked up by 10:30 am.  Parents should bring their children with their bikes and helmets if they have them. Parents are invited to stay with t_dheir children for the bike rodeo.
Following check-in, participants will have safety presentations on safe bike riding and rules of the road, and complete a bike course in the park. With more children and families riding bikes on roadways, it is extremely important that children be taught the rules of the road and how to ride safely.
Free reconditioned bikes from Ellsworth Correctional Facility and new helmets from the health department will be given only to children who need them. Parents who want to request a bike and/or helmet for their child who does not have one should do so at Registration at the Sheriff’s Office. A limited number of bikes and helmets of various sizes will be available for youth. Bike helmets will be fitted by health department staff.
For more information contact Barton County Health Department at 793-1902, or the Barton County Sheriff’s Office at 793-1876.