Bicycle Safety Rodeo
Gear up for the 25th Annual Carrie Edgmon Bicycle Safety Rodeo! The event will be held on Saturday, March 21st in the south Bullhead City Wal-Mart parking lot from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. The event is sponsored by the Bullhead City Police and Fire Departments, Wal-Mart and Western Arizona Regional Medical Center (WARMC).
A safety course will be set up for children to ride and put their safety skills and knowledge to the test. Children will learn the rules of the road from Bullhead City Police Officers who will be on hand to help kids go through the safety course. Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes to receive free bicycle registration. If a registered bike is ever lost or stolen, the police department will know who to return it to if it’s ever recovered. Loaner bikes will be available.
Participants may also receive a free bicycle inspection and tune-up, performed by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Bicycle parts for the tune ups are donated by the Morning Kiwanis Club.
Thanks to WARMC, the first 125 kids will also receive a free helmet! Bullhead City firefighters and other volunteers will make sure the helmets are fitted securely and buckled correctly. All participants can enter a drawing to win one of the twelve new bicycles. Two bikes were donated by Wal-Mart and ten by the BHHS Legacy Foundation. The Bike Safety Rodeo is open to the public at no cost. For more information contact the Bullhead City Police Department at (928) 763-9200 or the Bullhead City Fire Department at (928) 758-3971.