Bike Rodeo Brings Out Young Cyclists on a Sunny Saturday

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On May 7, 112 bike riders came to Secrest Youth Center for the second annual Bike Rodeo. They received free helmets, had their bikes checked for safe riding and navigated safety obstacle courses. They decorated their bikes and toured the fire truck. They watched a demonstration of what happens to a jello-based simulation of “brains” when you ride without a helmet. Yuk! They munched on hot dogs, sipped cool drinks and chilled out in the Teen Center after completing all the activities, and received free Apex Center passes and entry into a prize drawing.

It was all free, thanks to Apex PRD and sponsors Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Citizens Police Academy Alumni, the City of Arvada Police Department and the Arvada Fire Protection District. Thanks also to Arvada-Jefferson Kiwanis and Performance Bike, who also helped out at the event.