Thursday, September 8, 2011

Barton Hills Elementary Bike Rodeo

The City of Austin, Bicycle Sport Shop, and Please BE KIND to Cyclists are joining together to put on a Bike Rodeo at Barton HIlls Elementary School on Friday, September 9, from 3 to 5 pm. The Bike Rodeo will teach students about bike mechanics and will promote safe cycling, community, an active lifestyle, and overall benefits of riding a bike to school. The leaders hope that this event will inspire other Austin schools to promote bicycling to their students and to host more Bike Rodeos.

At this event, Please BE KIND to Cyclists will also launch a citywide campaign for schools called Cyclist VIP. This educational campaign will help prevent deadly crashes by teaching students to ride their bikes with awareness and common sense. In light of recent accidents between bikes and cars in Austin, students especially need to learn how to best protect themselves on their bikes. Cyclist VIP will play an important role in educating young people about riding safely.

Event: Bike Rodeo
Where: Barton Hills Elementary School, 2108 Barton Hills Drive, 78704
Time: Friday, Sept 9, 3 to 5 pm
Contact: Al Bastidas,

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