As a result of a “Bike Road-eo” held in Kelowna, B.C., 300 young cyclists learned the rules of the road and had their bikes adjusted and made safe.
A dozen received new helmets.
The Kelowna and District Safety Council combined forces with the
local cycling coalition to offer the free four-step safe-cycling program.
The Brain Injury Society adjusts helmets, replacing those that don’t
measure up with new ones provided by the Kiwanis Club. Next, the cyclists
have their bikes inspected, adjusted, and equipped with a bell and
reflectors, and then they learn the road rules and the hand signals. The
final step, before getting a “bike driver’s licence,” is a ride around a
course complete with traffic lights and street signs.
For the past two years, the Road-eo and CycleFixation have been held
on the long weekend in May.