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Bike rodeo teaches kids safety

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Dozens of kids got the chance to learn about bike safety Saturday morning.

Before the rain sent everyone home, about 50 children took part in the Bike Rodeo.

Safety experts provided bike inspections and helmet fittings and took the kids through an obstacle course. They also talked to the kids about wearing bright colors and checking their bikes before a ride.

“We really wanted to make sure that they not only got to have fun going through, but they understood the safety and the reasoning behind why we were having the rodeo. It's really important to make sure that kids are safe when they're riding their bikes and that they're having fun,” said Gia Ramsey from Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley.

This is the first year for the bike rodeo put on by Akron Children's Mahoning Valley, Safe Kids and the Boardman Optimists.

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