Under perfect weather, Historic Roswell Kiwanis conducted its 14th annual Kids' Bicycle Safety Rodeo on Sunday, April 26, 2015 while the Roswell Criterium Bicycle Races was taking place nearby. The Kids' Bicycle Safety Rodeo was co-sponsored by the Key Clubs of Centennial High School, Milton High School and Roswell High School, and by the Builders Clubs of Crabapple Middle and Elkins Pointe Middle Schools.
It was held at the Roswell United Methodist Church parking lot on the corner of Mimosa and Magnolia.
Historic Roswell Kiwanis believes that bicycle safety is one of the most important skills that can be taught in order to keep children who ride safe on the roads.
The Historic Roswell Kiwanis Kids' Bicycle Safety Rodeo is an organized "class" where children learn about cycling safety and bicycle handling skills. After the "class" portion, the children hit an obstacle course to navigate in order to "graduate" from the class and be eligible to race in the Kids' Races to be held on the same course as the Pro race!
All bicycles were inspected and "tuned-up" by the mechanics of Roswell Bicycles, and all helmets were checked. Roswell Bicycles is a sponsor of the Roswell Criterium, and support the Bike Rodeo and the Mayor's Ride.
A special thanks to...
• Roswell United Methodist Church
•Mayor Jere Wood, Legion of Honor Kiwanian
•Roswell Recreation and Parks staff; Jeff Pruitt,
Roswell Recreation Department Deputy Director
•Roswell Bicycles mechanics and staff
•Roswell Police Department
• Fire Dept. EMTs, Roswell Public Safety Department
•Roswell Transportation Department
• Key Clubs of Centennial, Milton and Roswell High Schools
• Builders Clubs of Crabapple and Elkins Pointe Middle Schools
•Historic Roswell Kiwanis volunteers
After the Rodeo, participants ready for the youth races to begin
14th Annual Historic Roswell Kiwanis
Hundreds Enjoy Kids' Bicycle Safety Rodeo
The bicycles of all participants were inspected
as a courtesy of Roswell Bicycles
After the rodeo, Roswell Police closed roads in the area and participants were provided an escort to the race circuit.
After the "class" portion, the children "graduate" and were eligible to race in the Kids Race to be held on the same course as the pro race!
All helmets were checked.
Emergency Medical Technicians from the Roswell Fire Department
were on-site during the Rodeo.