|Photo Jeff Brown Purple Walrus Press.|
By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
If you are a kid and you love your bicycle, the Eastern Michigan University Police Bike Rodeo is right up your alley! This annual free event, organized by EMU Police Patrol Operations Sergeant Joseph Torres, draws large numbers of Ypsilanti kids each year and Saturday was no exception.
The event was held at Gene Butman Ford located at 2105 Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti from 9 AM until 12 PM. Kids could ride their bikes around a orange cone-lined obstacle course, receive a free bike safety check, mechanical check and helmet fitting. Kids also received a free bicycle helmet. Not too shabby!
Not only did participants receive cool free stuff, but they also learned the rules of the road, practiced skills and bike safety. Lest I forget, food and drinks were also provided!
Based on the expressions on the faces of kids and parents alike, all involved had a wonderful time.
Photos Jeff Brown Purple Walrus Press.