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Free Dubuque bike rodeo to be held May 31

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) - Kids in the Dubuque area are invited to a free bicycle safety event later this month.

On Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to noon, kids can bring their bicycles to the Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility for the 17th annual "Safety Rules!" Bike Rodeo.

The Bike Rodeo aims to promote safe bicycle-riding habits and reduce bike accidents involving children.

The event will have a course with a series of seven safety stations, each one teaching kids a different bicycle safety tip or skill.

The first stop on the course is a thorough safety inspection of the bicycle. Professionals at the event will also check the child's bike helmet to make sure it fits well and is being worn properly.

Other stations will focus on riding techniques and skills. The emphasis of the event is teaching the kids how to control their bicycle.

Children who complete the safety course are eligible to win prizes at the event, including a new bike or a new helmet. All children who participate will receive a packet of safety information and incentive prizes at the various stations.

There will also be tours of a fire engine and ambulance, plus meet-and-greet opportunities with the Dubuque bicycle police and area business mascots.

The Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Center is located at 14928 Public Safety Way, near the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.

Partners in the Bike Rodeo include the Bike Shack, the Dubuque Bicycle Club, Dairy Queen, Dubuque Family Practice, the Dubuque Fire Department, Dubuque Morning Optimist Club, the Dubuque Police Department, Dubuque Surgery, P.C., Dupaco Community Credit Union, UnityPoint Health- Finley Hospital, Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, Radio Dubuque, Tri-State Vein Center, SELCO Inc. and the Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Center.
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