Woodford Co 4-H Bike Rodeo Promotes Bike Safety
EUREKA, Ill. (WMBD) – Students in Grades 1 through 12 at Eureka learned first-hand safety and skills to use while riding a bike.
The Woodford County 4-H Club held their bike rodeo this morning at Davenport Elementary School. Children in the area could test their abilities to stop, change direction and other traffic-related movements while riding a bicycle.
Alcha Corban, youth development coordinator for Woodford Co 4-H, said the event took place just in time for summer.
“I think it’s important for them to know the rules for riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, on the road and to be safe. So that they stay safe and the drivers are also aware of it, ”Corban said.
Corban said the free helmets and the Illinois Neurological Institute have educated children about the importance of wearing helmets when riding their bikes.
She said the turnout on Friday morning was better than expected.
“We’re well over 20 years old at this point, it varies every year. We’re a little late this year, but with COVID and everything we weren’t expecting huge numbers, but I’m happy with the numbers we got today, ”Corban said.
4-H members enrolled in the bicycle project were awarded a first, second and third place ribbon based on their skill set.