Bike Safety Rodeo this Saturday, free bike helmets while supplies last

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale, in celebration of the Amgen Tour of California coming on May 18, will host its second  free “Bike Safety Rodeo” for children ages 5 through 12 this Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., in the parking lot between Sears and the south courtyard main entrance.

The bike rodeos will feature a bicycle safety clinic with safety inspections and a safety presentation about the rules of the road. Participants will ride on a miniature “chalk street” course set up in the parking lot where young cyclists are shown where and how to apply the rules.

Bike helmets, certificates and medals will be given away while supplies last. A grand prize of a $75 gift certificate good for a new bike will also be given away to one lucky winner, compliments of AV Bekins Moving and Storage.

“This will be a fun way to teach kids about bike safety and introduce them to a world class cycling event,” said Palmdale’s Recreation Supervisor Ryan Herman.

Participants must have a bike helmet and a signed parent/guardian permission slip to participate. Permission slips will be available at the event.

For more information on the Bike Safety Rodeo, call 661-267-5611.