JULIANNA Roberts straps a helmet up for RCMP Const. Crystal Eveyln as they discuss all the safety elements to be part of the upcoming bike rodeo. Roberts is a criminolgy student at UNBC who is doing her practicuum with Const. Evelyn. Jackie Lieuwen photo

Safe pedalling the aim of Terrace RCMP June 16 bike rodeo

Youth of all ages can cycle through an obstacle course and pick up safety tips at the Skeena Mall

COMMUNITY youth will pedal through an obstacle course and pick up all kinds of safety tips in an interactive RCMP bike rodeo coming up June 16.

With stations scattered around the northwest corner of the Skeena Mall parking lot, the rodeo will invite youth to learn safe bicycling skills and road rules from a handful of different local organizations.

Organized by the Terrace RCMP, the free event will also include a community barbecue, bicycle inspection, and lots of prizes — including a chance to win a new bicycle donated by the Kinsman.

The aim of the bike rodeo is two-fold, said RCMP media relations officer Const. Crystal Evelyn.

“Part of it is to interact with youth,” said Evelyn. “We want them to know we are their partners in the community.”

The second aim is “just to teach (youth) some fundamental biking skills, road safety and rules of the road,” she said.

Youth of all ages can drop by, bike and helmet in tow, anytime Friday, June 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.