Monday, May 9, 2011

Reston Patch article on bike rodeo

It sounds like the bike rodeo sponsored by the Reston Bike Club in conjunction with State Farm and the Reston Association was very successful. According to the Reston Patch article Learning the Rules of the Road about 100 children participated:
Reston resident Adam Piceno says he's an enthusiastic biker and wanted his 3-year-old daughter Addison to start pedaling now.

"This was a good chance to get her to come out and practice," he said. "She did well on the turns, but needed practice with the brakes."

Ed Robichaud, Reston Bicycle Club board member, said the purpose of the event was to show kids that biking is fun, and to make it safer for them. By teaching them low speed handling, and focusing on the proper fit of the helmets and braking, it builds their confidence, he says.

The Bicycle Club would like to see more children biking to school, and is planning to fund bike racks at local schools to promote cycling.
Adam is a FABB member.

It's great to hear that RBC plans to support biking to school. For more info on our efforts to generate support for the Safe Routes to School Program visit the Safe Routes to School Fairfax County Facebook page.

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