BIKE SAFETY VIRTUAL RODEO WITH SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT AND SAFE KIDS SPOKANE
Spokane Valley Fire Department and Safe Kids Spokane have teamed up to present a Virtual Bike Rodeo! The rodeo is available online for youth and their families to watch and then to practice together. The videos teach various aspects of bicycle safety and injury prevention. Upon completion of the Virtual Bike Rodeo Course, you can submit your course completion checklist to be eligible for a drawing to receive one of four bikes!
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons states that the number one sports-related head-injury category among children ages 14 and younger is cycling. However, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, “A properly-fitted helmet is the most effective way to prevent a head injury resulting from a bicycle crash.” Helmets provide the best protection against head and brain injury. Helmets should be worn by everyone, regardless of age, ability to ride, or even distance you plan to ride. Help your child get in the habit of wearing a helmet by starting when they are young. Be a good role model and wear a helmet yourself on every ride.
Here are Safe Kids Worldwide’s top five tips to help you stay safe on your bicycles:
Wear a properly-fitted helmet. It is the best way to prevent head injuries and death.
Ride on the sidewalk when you can. If not, ride in the same direction as traffic as far on the right-hand side as possible.