The Mendenhall Flying Lions partnered with Shepherd of the Valley Church yesterday for their annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo and fun fair.
This year we decided to partner with them, rather than doing our own, and had a great time doing so!
The goal at this event is bicycle safety. Unclaimed bicycles are retrieved from the Juneau Police Department and repaired; children could bring their own bicycles and have them tuned up. If a child didn't have a helmet, he could get one here.
Outside was a course for bikers to ride through and practice their concentration, control, and stability. Some kids went through this course dozens of times and we even got an "this is awesome!" They started out at the "crosswalk" learning what to do when they came upon one, learning to watch for crazy pedestrians texting and not paying attention themselves, and then maneuvered down a path that got narrower and narrower. That took them into a circle where they practiced balance and control, and then came into the home stretch, weaving in and out of construction cones.
Inside was hot dogs and games for the kids to play.
JPD also showed up and shared their Cop on Bike riding techniques with the kids!
Lion Nancy Norton