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Bike Safety Day!

The City of Bowling Green is inviting residents to come out for “Bike Safety Day” on Friday, July 20th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Parker Bennett Community Center at 300 Jenkins Street. Join the Parks and Recreation Department and the Bowling Green Police Department for this great day of education, activities and giveaways of bikes and helmets.

Bike Safety day is FREE and open to the public for ages 5 to 13 years old. While attending this fun and educational day, kids will hear from BGPD and City staff about bike safety, bike rules and regulations, and receive hands on experience with bikes on our “obstacle course.”

At least 10 bikes and bike helmets will be given away throughout the day.

The City of BG wants all bikers to keep these great safety tips in mind when getting on your bicycle and hitting the road.

— Always wear a properly fitted helmet – this is the best way to prevent head injuries and death.

— Adjust your bike to fit your body. Make sure that you bike is not too big or too small for the person riding.

— Obey all traffic signals when on the road and ride in the SAME direction as the traffic. Remember that a bike is a vehicle.

— Use hand signals and follow the rules of the road when biking.

— Always stay alert on the road and look before turning. Be predictable when riding by making sure you ride in a straight line and never swerve between cars.

— Wear bright colored clothes and use lights and/or reflectors – especially when riding at night or in the morning.

— Always check your equipment before getting on a bike. Make sure that your tires are inflated, your gears are working and everything is in place.

For more information about bike safety day, visit www.bgky.org. Come out to see us on Friday, July 20th!