Bike Safety Fair

Wake Forest Bicycle Safety Fair
Saturday, May 6, 2017 ~ 10 am - 2 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall, Taylor Street Parking Lot

May is Bike Safety Month and the Town of Wake Forest is helping to raise awareness about the importance of bike safety by sponsoring a free Bicycle Safety Fair on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10 am until 2 pm, in the Taylor Street parking lot of town hall. This year's safety fair is again being offered as part of the 37th 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 free helmet. 

At this year’s event, adult participants will enjoy learning the ABC’s of bicycling; preparing your bike to be road ready, proper bike clothing, and safety tips and techniques. Representatives from GoTriangle will be available for a "rack and ride" demonstration.  

Event planners will also offer an information booth and give away free giveaways and prizes for safe riders. In addition, planning staff will provide safety information to kids and their parents, including the Bike Walk Run Wake Forest brochure.

For more information about this year's Bicycle Safety Fair, contact Transportation Planning Manager Candace Davis at 919-435-9513.


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