Bicycle Rodeo Set For Saturday At Niehaus Cycle

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Chapter E of the Illinois Goldwing Road Riders Association is organizing a bicycle skills event designed to teach bicyclists the skills they need in order to be a better cyclist. By learning bike handling and traffic skills, one can enjoy bicycling more and reduce the chance of injury.

The rodeo will be held Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Niehaus Cycle Sales parking lot. Bicyclists, ages six to 12, are invited to attend, as well as their parents. This event is free, and is made up of a series of stations, each dealing with an important aspect of safe cycling. Participants are encouraged to bring their bicycles and helmets.

Participants will have their bicycles inspected and will then learn about safe cycling and practice bicycle handling skills, which will increase their enjoyment of bicycling and could someday save their lives.

Every child that participates will receive a ticket, which will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes. A hot dog lunch and refreshments will also be provided for free during the event.

 GWRRA Illinois Chapter E "The Traildusters" is the local Goldwing Chapter for Litchfield and the surrounding area. GWRRA is a not-for-profit organization, which is dedicated to rider education, motorist awareness, and safety and fun. 

GWRRA needs support from the community-minded businesses to sponsor this fun and educational bicycle rodeo. Items needed include new bicycles, bicycle helmets, accessories, gift cards and gift baskets.

This is an outdoor event. In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Saturday, June 22. 

For more information on this event or to get involved with the local GWRRA IL Chapter E, contact Virgil and Connie Booker at 217-801-8814 or 217-416-6633, or email them at sgtvb82abn@yahoo.com or csbpanda@yahoo.com.

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