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Bike festival set to teach young riders

By: Sara Wilson

  |  Posted: Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 11:03 am

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The Airdrie Bike Festival - set to kick off on June 21 at Adesa Calgary hosted by the City of Airdrie, is gearing up to promote safe riding practices to children, from age five to 10, who are beginning to ride independently.

During each two-hour session a qualified instructor takes riders through stations, including: helmet adjustment, bicycle check, straight line riding, shoulder checking, signaling and braking

Three sessions are being offered: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost is $5 per child or $10 for three or more children living under the same address.

Participants must have an approved bike helmet, and a bicycle in good working order without training wheels. Participants should wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and closed-toe footwear.

Parents must remain on-site with their children in case of emergency.

Participants are encouraged to register before June 15. The festival will be held at 1621 Veterans Blvd NE.

For more information contact Municipal Enforcement at 403-948-8804


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