To promote bike safety for children, Safe Kids Cherokee County recently held a bike rodeo at Ball Ground Methodist Church.

Between 30 and 40 people attended the event, which provided valuable bike helmet education. Instructors spoke about the two-finger test at the eyebrows, ears, behind the helmet and the chin strap to be sure the helmet fit properly. Children were also taught about the rules of the road, as well as learning about different traffic signs and their meanings. They were encouraged to wear bright colors, use reflectors and lights on their bikes and use hand signals while riding.

Lastly, instructors talked about the ABC’s of bike checks, including (A) air in the tires, (B) brakes working and adjusting hand brakes, and (C) chains being tightened and oiled. The instructors also checked seat height on the bicycles during the vent.

To learn more about Safe Kids Cherokee County, visit www.safekidscherokeecounty.org. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services is the lead agency for Safe Kids Cherokee County.

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