Wake Forest Bicycle Safety Fair
Saturday, May 4
10 am - 4 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall, Brooks Street Parking Lot
May is Bike Safety Month and the Town of Wake Forest is helping to raise awareness about the importance of bike safety by sponsoring a free Bicycle Safety Fair on Saturday, May 4, from 10 am until 4 pm, in the Brooks Street parking lot of town hall. This year's safety fair is again being offered as part of the 33rd Annual Meet in the Street set to take place along Taylor Street, Brooks Street and White Street.
Facilitated by the NC State Highway Patrol, the Bicycle Safety Fair is designed to teach safe bicycle riding skills to children ages five to 14 and their parents. During the event, participants will be taught safe riding techniques through an obstacle course that re-creates real-life situations. The course will help participants practice scanning for automobiles, develop correct riding techniques, offer intersection safety tips and teach children how to avoid road hazards such as tree limbs, pot holes, and rocks.
On the day of the event, a parent or legal guardian will be required to sign a waiver for their child(ren) to participate. Children are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and helmets as free bicycle inspections will be offered at the start of the obstacle course. Loaner helmets and bicycles will also be available on a first-come/first-serve basis for use at the rodeo.
Participants and parents will learn how to fit helmets properly and opportunities will be provided throughout the day to earn a free helmet.
Event planners will also set up several information booths and offer free giveaways and prizes for safe riders. In addition, Planning staff will provide safety information to kids and their parents.
For more information about this year's Bicycle Safety Fair, contact Town Planner Candace Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-435-9513.