FULTON, NY – Area youngsters of all ages can take part in free bicycle obstacle courses and get properly fitted for a bike helmet during the Fulton Police Department’s bicycle rodeo to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 in the parking lot of the Fulton Community Center.
This free event will also offer drawings for a free bike, air hop rides, bike registrations, food and more.
Kids can bring their own bikes.
Bikes will also be available for use during the event.
The Fulton Police Department will provide the free helmets that will be fit by certified staff from Oswego Hospital’s emergency department.
An initiative of the emergency department is to reduce the number of head injuries. New York State law stipulates that those under the age of 14 must wear a helmet when riding a bike or scooter.
Along with providing helmets that are properly it, various agencies will be on hand to provide free safety programs and tips.
The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department will provide free child identification cards through its Operation Safe Child program and the Child Advocacy Center will provide information on how parents can talk to their children about personal body safety.
In addition, the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board will have its popular obstacle course available for those age two to five.
Members of the Fulton Police Department will have an obstacle course for older children and youths.
The Fulton Fire Department and Menter’s Ambulance Service will have one of their vehicles at the event for a close up inside look these vehicles.
Representatives from Doyle’s Bike Shop will also be on hand to conduct bike safety checks.
Sponsoring the event along with the Fulton Police Department are Oswego Health, the Fulton Benevolent Association the City of Fulton, Menter’s Ambulance Doyle’s Bike Shop, Child Advocacy Center, Dunkin Donuts, the Fulton Rotary Club, Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, Oswego County Health Department, Oswego County Traffic Safety Board, Fisher Signs and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Council.
In the event of rain, the rodeo will be held inside the Fulton Community Center.