Share & Be Aware GB to host bike rodeo, helmet giveaway
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
GREEN BAY – Children are invited to pick up a free bike helmet during a kids’ bike rodeo on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Perkins Park on Green Bay’s northwest side.
Share & Be Aware GB, a bike safety initiative, will sponsor the bike rodeo and helmet giveaway from noon to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine, at the park at 600 N. Fisk St. Helmet fittings and bike tune-ups also will be offered. Advance registration by Friday, Aug. 4, is encouraged to ensure children receive their ideal helmet size. Register at ShareAndBeAwareGB.com.
Helmets will be distributed while supplies last.
The Green Bay Bicycle Collective and local law enforcement officers will teach safe biking skills. Also, the Green Bay Parks and Rec Summer Playground Program will provide a free lunch for all children at 11:40 a.m., just before the bike rodeo. Adult lunches will cost $3.
Share & Be Aware GB is a partnership of BayCare Clinic Bikes, Live54218 and Wisconsin Bike Fed.
“The bike rodeo and helmet giveaway is just one example of how we work to promote health in northeastern Wisconsin,” says Ann Seidl, director of marketing and public relations for BayCare Clinic. “These programs present opportunities for us to increase bike safety and awareness in the area in a fun way.”
BayCare Clinic Bikes promotes bicycling as a healthy, family-friendly activity. Its efforts are aimed toward increasing bicycling and bicycling safety throughout northeastern Wisconsin. A partnership with the Wisconsin Bike Fed is a natural fit, given the shared interest around ensuring bicycling is convenient, safe, accessible and fun.
Rounding out the partnership around Share and Be Aware GB is Live54218, a local movement to improve the health and well-being of our community.
“We know that in order to build a healthier Greater Green Bay Area, we need to find creative and enjoyable ways to get people active,” says Jen Van Den Elzen, executive director of Live54218. “Learning how to safely ride your bicycle is one great way we can support people in being active – especially from a young age.”