Come for an afternoon of bike safety and BMX fun this Saturday!

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Your Are Invited:  Eastmark Bike Safety and BMX Fun Jan 23

Banner Children’s and Valley Metro Offer Bike Safety Tips at Let’s Ride! Eastmark This Saturday 1/23

Corporate and Commercial Photographer for Worldwide AssignmentsGreat weather. New bikes. Let’s Ride!

Before you hit the road this season, come out to Eastmark to get fitted for helmets and learn the rules of the road with Banner Children’s and Valley Metro.

Later in the afternoon, there will be a BMX Impact Show for kids of all ages to enjoy in the Eastmark Great Park!

When Saturday, January 23, 2016;  11a.m.–2p.m.
Where The Eastmark Great Park; Eastmark Visitor and Community Center, 10100 E Ray Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212
Who Open to the public, free event for kids and all cyclists
What Free family event featuring bicycle safety training for kids and helmet fittings. Bring your skateboards, bikes, and scooters to participate.  Inflatables for play and BMX Impact show, too.
Food Popular local food trucks will have a variety of foods for sale:  Focoso PizzaFrank Food TruckPress Italian Street Food and Mr Softee Ice Cream
Schedule 11a.m.-2 p.m. – Bike Safety Event for families with Banner Children’s – including helmet fittings. Music and inflatables for play, too.

12:30-2 p.m. – Bike Safety Rodeo – Bring your bike to participate

1-2 p.m. – BMX Impact Show

The numbers are staggering.  Every day, nearly 1,000 Arizona kids end up in emergency rooms with injuries resulting from bikes, scooters, rollerblades, and skateboards.  Many of these injuries are preventable and nearly all of them would be less serious, if kids wore the proper safety gear.  The tips below are from Cardon Children’s, a Banner Hospital.

Get the right gear: 

  • Wearing a helmet can reduce head injuries up to 85 percent.
  • Make sure the helmet fits properly and that your child wears it correctly every time they are on their bike. That means even when they are riding in the driveway or just down the block.
  • Set a good example. Adults need to also wear helmets.
  • Make sure the bicycle fits your child so it is easily controlled.

Stay Alert:

  • Never let your child ride at night or with head phones.
  • Teach your children to “Stop and Look Left-Right-Left” before crossing the street, leaving your driveway or coming onto the street from an alley. People in cars don’t always see cyclists.

Right side of the street, single file: 

  • Always ride on the right side of the street in the same direction as the traffic. Never ride against traffic.
  • If you’re cycling with friends, ride single file.
  • Kids 10 and younger should ride on the sidewalks whenever possible.
  • Let your child know the safe places they can ride: parks, bike trails and sidewalks.

For more information on Injury Prevention at Cardon Children’s, go to BannerHealth.com, keyword: Injury Prevention to see a complete list of classes or call 602.230.CARE (2273)


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