Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center will host its annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 13 , 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the event is to provide children ages 3-12 and their families with an opportunity to learn about safety and prevention while participating in sports and other recreational activities.
The day will include bicycle inspections will be conducted by the Economy Bike Shop and the Lawrenceville Police Department. Bicycle tires, frames, handlebars, chain guards, and reflectors are checked, and parents receive a check-list for each bike indicating if anything needs to be repaired. Children are then given a free bike helmet, which is fitted by one of the St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center’s therapists. They may ride a bicycle safety course, which is organized by the police department, where they illustrate knowledge of traffic signals, hand signals, parked cars, and how to avoid unexpected obstacles.
Water safety programs will be conducted by the Making Waves Swim School and will include games and other activities geared towards water safety. St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center will give away a limited number of Personal Flotation Devices for children up to 90 pounds.
The Lawrenceville Fire Department will provide an engine, and teach children about fire hazards. Other participants include Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, Capital Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, St. Francis Medical Center, the Princeton HealthCare System, and the Trenton Thunder Baseball team, with mascot Boomer. Bristol-Myers Squibb will present an exhibit on hazardous materials. The Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County, Greater Mercer TMA, Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership (GMPHP), Making Waves Swim School, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, PNC Bank, Lightbridge Academy, McCaffrey’s Supermarkets, the Hopewell and Lawrence Township Health Departments, Rutgers Mercer County 4H, and the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey will also participate.
Children must pre-register for this event to receive a free bike helmet and bike inspection. Registration will begin March 1, 2017 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by phone at (609) 896-9500, ext. 2212.