EMU Police to Host 5th Annual Bike Rodeo to Promote Bike Safety

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety Hosts Annual Meeting Bike Rodeoan event that promotes safe cycling.

The fifth annual event is scheduled for August 6 at the George Gervin Game Above Center, located at 799 N Hewitt Rd. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon and is free to community members.

“We are always thrilled to welcome families from Washtenaw County and Metro Detroit to teach them about the importance of bike safety and where cyclists can exercise safety precautions,” said Police Sgt. ‘EMU. Joseph Torres in a statement.

Bike safety resources and mechanics will be available to families attending the event. On-site mechanics will perform bike safety checks, mechanical inspections and helmet fit suggestions. The event will also host a distribution of bicycle helmets. To date, the event has distributed over 300 children’s bicycle helmets.

“Our officers, volunteers and staff have always had a great time, so I hope this year’s event will be the best yet,” Torres said in a statement.

For more information, visit www.emich.edu/police or contact Sergeant Torres at [email protected]

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