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 event in May:
2019 Wake Forest Bicycle Safety Fair
Saturday, May 4 ~ 10 am - 2 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall, Brooks Street Parking Lot
This year's safety fair is being offered as part of the 39th Annual Meet in the Street set to take place along South White Street, South Brooks Street and East Owen Avenue.
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 free bicycle accessories.
For more information about this year's Bicycle Safety Fair, contact Transportation Planning Manager Suzette Morales at 919-435-9512.
Celebrate Star Wars Day
In honor of Star Wars Day on May 4, every bike fair participant who comes dressed in costume as a Star Wars character will be entered in a prize drawing for a Star Wars prize pack.
Volunteers are needed on the day of the fair to assist in a variety of roles. Several volunteer shifts are available, and volunteers may sign up for more than one shift - but registration is required. The Bike Fair offers a great opportunity for local students to earn community service hours.
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