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Kids invited to Bicycle Safety Rodeo

The Alexandria Police Department will host its Bicycle Safety Rodeo on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alexandria Technical and Community College's Law Enforcement Center, 1967 Jefferson Street.

K-6th graders are invited to participate in the rodeo, which will include a free bike inspection, a drawing for two free bikes, a drawing for free bike helmets and a sub sandwich lunch from Subway.

The purpose of the Bicycle Safety Rodeo is to teach children various bicycle safety skills under the direction of the Alexandria Police Department.

Children will ride through a skills course to learn bicycle safety techniques. They will also have their bicycles inspected by The Bike and Fitness Company and have their helmets properly fitted. Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.