Originally posted on nj.com
Children were invited to come out to the Greenwood Avenue Farmers Market in Trenton on Monday for an afternoon of bike safety and fun.
The Back to School “Bike Event” was sponsored by Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association.
“In celebration of the back-to-school season, we were thrilled to partner with GMTMA to bring this event to the community,” said Marissa Davis, project manager of New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids. “Safety is an important part of healthy living; we want to make sure that children riding bikes know how to handle the bike and have the proper protection gear needed for a safe ride.”
Once outfitted with a properly-sized helmet and matched to a bike suited to their size, participants took to a course set up on an asphalt parking lot where they could practicing stopping, turning, and other bike skills with help from volunteers including personnel from outdoor gear and sporting goods store REI Princeton.
The event also included Adult Giveaways of free reflective vests, helmets, lights, adult reflective bands while supplies lasted.
As part of the Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange, families were able to purchase kids bikes starting at $5 and receive a free helmet.SHARE: