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Making Kids The Smartest Things On Two Wheels

Young rider getting a fitting for her free helmet from Brighton Police officer, Allison Laubacher.

THE ANNUAL BRIGHTON BICYCLE RODEO— MAKING BIKE SAFETY TOP OF MIND FOR OUR KIDS.

Learning to ride a bicycle is a rite of passage of youth. And knowing how to ride a bicycle gives a boy or girl a certain degree of freedom. Unfortunately, there is a difference between knowing how to ride a bicycle and knowing how to ride a bicycle safely. That’s where the Annual Brighton Bike Rodeo comes in.

Every June since 2010, in an effort to make our neighborhood roadways the safest possible for Brighton kids, the Club has partnered with the Brighton Police Department and Brighton Parks and Recreation to hold the Annual Brighton Bike Rodeo at the Brighton Farm Market. For four hours on the first Saturday of the month, kids 5 to 11 can come to get a bike safety check up, test their riding skills and learn the rules of the road.

Annual Bike Rally

The Rotary Club of Brighton ten, where participants stopped in to register.

The Bike Rodeo has grown substantially in the last 6 years, with over 700 attending Brighton boys and girls receiving a youth’s bicycle helmet, donated by the Brighton Patrolman’s Association. Also every year, two bicycles, donated by 12 Corners Mobil, were raffled to a lucky boy and girl. And of course, the Club provided food, drinks and registration.

Navigating the Cones Course, under a Brighton officer’s supervision.

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Brighton Police officer showing girl how chain transmission works.

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Brighton Police officer gives bike safety talk to a group of kids.