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Fulton Police to Hold Annual Bike Rodeo Saturday

A Fulton police officer helps a young bike rider understand some important safety lessons during the 2010 Bike Rodeo. Fulton Police photo.
A Fulton police officer helps a young bike rider understand some important safety lessons during the 2010 Bike Rodeo. Fulton Police photo.

Fulton, NY – The Fulton Police Department’s Annual Bike Rodeo is going to be held June 4th, 2011 from 10 AM until 1 PM at the Fulton Community Center. The event is focused on youth bicycle education and safety and there will be other information and attractions including three air hop rides, free food and drinks and face painting. The event will be held rain or shine. Weather permitting it will be in the Fulton Community Center/ War Memorial Parking Lot located on West Broadway. If weather does not allow that, it will be held inside the Community Center’s ice rink area.

Children can complete an obstacle course with the assistance of a Fulton Police Bicycle Officer. Children can bring their own bike or use one provided by the Department. A tricycle obstacle course for children under five is available thanks to the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board. Bike safety coloring books, stickers and pencils will be given out to all children.

A young biker navigates the course at the Fulton Police Department 2010 Bike Rodeo.
A young biker navigates the course at the Fulton Police Department 2010 Bike Rodeo.

For those who bring their bikes, they can register them with the Fulton Police and have safety inspections done by Doyle’s Bike shop. There will be a bicycle raffle sponsored by Dunkin Donuts. Representatives from Oswego Health will be present to fit and give away helmets which have been purchased with a grant from the New York Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

Other organizations scheduled to be present are the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department who will be making child identification cards, Menter Ambulance will have an ambulance present for children to tour, the Fulton School District will have information and a craft booth. The Oswego County Child Advocacy Center will be providing information about their services and will be making hot dogs provided by the Fulton Rotary.

The event has been made possible with the generous financial support of the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the Oswego County Child Advocacy Center the Fulton Police Benevolent Association, the Fulton Rotary and Dunkin Donuts.