AAA and Friends Teaming up to Host Bike Safety Rodeo

Monroeville event to enforce safe riding, prizes offered to attendees

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AAA East Central is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Monroeville Police Department, and the Allegheny County Health Department by inviting young bicyclists to test their handling skills at the Bike Safety Rodeo!  The goal of the event is to educate young cyclists about bike safety, promote safe riding techniques – and to do so in a fun way, offering prizes and giveaways to participants.  

“The Bike Safety Rodeo gives tips that these young bicyclists can use for the rest of their life,” said Terri Rae Anthony, safety adviser for AAA East Central.  “When it comes to learning valuable safety tips, there’s no shame in this being a young rider’s first rodeo!”   

At the Bike Safety Rodeo, children (ages 5-12) will ride through a specifically designed “Skills Course”, have their bicycles inspected for safety, have their helmets properly fitted, and stop by the educational section for important information.  PennDOT will be handing out a limited amount of bike safety kits, and one lucky participant will be chosen to win a $150 gift card for a brand-new bicycle.  

“With young children getting on their bicycles for a ride around the block with their friends, this time of the year is as important as any other to enforce making safe choices behind the handlebars,” continued Anthony. 

AAA East Central is hosting the Bike Safety Rodeo on Tuesday, July 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Monroeville AAA Branch Office is located at 2725 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, PA. 

AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 80 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving 2.7 million members.  Past news releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

For More Information, Contact: 
Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
Desk: 412-365-7274 / Cell: 412-905-9021 / Email: Garrity.James@aaaec.com

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