Bike Safety Fair
This year’s Bike Safety Fair will be offered as part of the 39th Annual Meet in the Street. Plus, in honor of “Star Wars Day” on May 4, every participant who comes dressed in costume as a Star Wars character will be entered in a drawing for a Star Wars prize pack.
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. Participants will be taught safe riding techniques through an obstacle course that re-creates real-life situations. The course illustrates the proper way for cyclists to scan for automobiles, develop correct riding techniques, utilize intersection safety tips and 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 or children to participate. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and helmets. Loaner helmets and bicycles will also be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants and parents will also learn how to fit helmets properly and opportunities will be provided throughout the day to earn free bicycle accessories.
Adult participants will also enjoy learning the ABC’s of bicycling; preparing your bike to be road ready, proper bike clothing, and safety tips and techniques.