Bike Safety Events

May is Bike Safety Month and the Town of Wake Forest is helping to raise awareness about the importance of bike safety by sponsoring the following events in May:

Wake Forest Bicycle Safety Fair
Saturday, May 5, 2018 ~ 10 am - 2 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall, Brooks Street Parking Lot

This year's safety fair is being offered as part of the 38th Annual Meet in the Street set to take place along Taylor Street, Brooks Street and White Street.

Facilitated by the Wake Forest Planning Department, the Bicycle Safety Fair is designed to teach safe bicycle riding skills to children ages five to 14 and their parents. During the event, participants will be taught safe riding techniques through an obstacle course that re-creates real-life situations. The course will help participants practice scanning for automobiles, develop correct riding techniques, offer intersection safety tips and teach children how to avoid road hazards such as tree limbs, pot holes, and rocks.

On the day of the event, a parent or legal guardian will be required to sign a waiver for their child(ren) to participate. Children are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and helmets as free bicycle inspections will be offered at the start of the obstacle course. Loaner helmets and bicycles will also be available on a first-come/first-serve basis for use at the rodeo. 

Participants and parents will learn how to fit helmets properly and opportunities will be provided throughout the day to earn a

For more information about this year's Bicycle Safety Fair, contact Transportation Planning Manager Suzette Morales at 919-435-9512.

National Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 ~ 7:30 am
Heritage Elementary & Middle Schools

The Town of Wake Forest, together with Heritage Elementary and Middle Schools is participating in its 1st National Bike to School Day with Safe Routes to School.  North Carolina Safe Routes to School is a program that enables and encourages children to walk and bicycle to school; makes walking and bicycling to school a safe and more appealing transportation option, and facilitates the planning, development and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of school.

Heritage Elementary & Middle School students will ride their bikes from Smith Creek Soccer center along the Smith Creek Greenway to their respective schools. Parents are welcome to participate. Hand your signed waivers to the volunteers at the registration table.

Bike to School Schedule

  • 7:30 am – Arrive at Smith Creek Soccer Center (690 Heritage Lake Road), turn in signed waivers

  • 7:45 am – Ride to School on the Smith Creek Greenway

  • 8 am – Arrive at School

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