Yesterday, the Johnson City (TN) Police Department sponsored a Bike Safety Rodeo in the downtown area and our club (Northeast Tennessee Mountain Bike Association) helped out by setting up a booth and did free bike checks/tune-ups e.t.c.
It was really cool to see all the kids come out and enjoy riding together in the streets of JC (it was kinda odd to not have any cars running up and down the street. They had a "obstacle course" set up of cones to ride around and traffic signs where the kids had to stop,yield e.t.c.
It was a blast.
Our "set-up". We had tools, stands and stuff to tune up bikes, a few of our own bikes displayed, a "skills course" that included a ladder bridge and a small teeter-totter. We also had some trail building tools displayed.
Pre-ride pep talk. (My son, Nathan, is in the lower left corner with the gray helmet and red shirt)
Nathan thought he was supposed to race the policeman.
The "family shot" (He thought the train going by was way more interesting).
By days end, we had tuned-up and installed lights and bells on about 20 bikes and everyone went home happy and tired.
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