Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bike rodeo at Clermont Elementary School

In response to the recent death of Rebecca Johns, the 9-year-old girl who was killed while riding her bike across Franconia Road, Fairfax County Police and Trails for Youth are holding a bike rodeo on September 25 starting at 9am at Clermont Elementary School, 5720 Clermont Drive, Alexandria. Bike checks will be performed and several kids bikes will be raffled off. See the bike rodeo flier. Rebecca lived on Clermont Drive.

Update: On the same day, Saturday the 25th, a Bicycle Safety Clinic will be held from 2-3 p.m. at 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. A Fairfax County Policeman and a Registered nurse will speak about the safe way in which to handle a bicycle. For ages 7-11 with adult. Free.

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I heard that Performance Bike will be raffling off several kids bikes as well at the rodeo which sounds very generous to me! It's incredible to see everyone coming together in a time like this however it's too bad that it takes a tragedy to do so. Hopefully our school board and board of supervisors can work together to make bicycling around schools a higher priority in the future.

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