The event will feature a special appearance by the RCMP Safety Bear. (Submitted/RCMP)

The event will feature a special appearance by the RCMP Safety Bear. (Submitted/RCMP)

Emergency Services Bike Rodeo just around the corner

The rodeo is back after a two-year hiatus

The Emergency Services Bike Rodeo is just around the corner after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Terrace RCMP Cst. Kelly Cates said the free event teaches kids of all ages the importance of bike safety in a fun and interactive way with emergency service workers there to support and help them.

Cates said they’re hoping to have ‘all hands on deck’ for the event including fire department staff, paramedics, Canadian Rangers, conservation officers and Terrace Search and Rescue.

Northern Brain Injury Association staff will be there to educate and assist with helmet fittings. Kids will learn about will learn how to do basic bike safety inspection with a tech from the FIX Cyclery and Café.

There will be various obstacle courses for riders to learn hand signals and bike skills. The event will also feature a bike decorating station and a special appearance by the RCMP Safety Bear.

A raffle to be held at the end of the event for a new bicycle and each child receives a coupon for a hot dog and drink along with goodie bags and other prizes while supplies last.

Kids should arrive with a suitable helmet and bicycle to use during the event.

The bike rodeo will happen at the Skeena Mall parking lot from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration is upon arrival the day of the rodeo. If you would like to donate to the bike rodeo you can contact Cst. Kelly Cates at 250-638-7400 or kelly.cates@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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