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July 22, 2006

Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Ass. BikeSmart Program

From Eureka, CA. in May:

Children ages 7 to 14 will soon be riding on the streets with their bicycles and helmets as a part of a training program that will prepare them to follow the law and be safe cyclists.

This summer, the Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Association will offer its 13th annual “BikeSmart” Program, which is a two-hour, on-street training program for children.

”Teaching children to be responsible bicyclists is an important part of the organization's goal, which is to improve and encourage bicycle commuting,” said association Vice President Rick Knapp.

As part of the program, children age 7 to 14 will receive a free helmet if they need one. Helmets are purchased with donations from members of the Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Association.

Participants must have a bicycle and enough experience to be able to ride it on city streets. Children will be given verbal instruction on the rules of the road and then will participate in the on-street training program. Upon completion, participants will be familiar with  bike laws, the importance of adhering to the laws and how to ride defensively and responsibly on public streets.

Times-Standard ( 5/21 ): Children's program offers bike safety lessons.

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