Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bike Rodeo at the Farmers Market!

Bring the kids out to the bike rodeo 
at the Farmers Market this Saturday!

A message from Sophia Feller of the West Ward Neighborhood Partnership:

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

This Saturday May 22 is Bike Day at the Farmers Market. Between 9 am and 1 pm the 300 block of Northampton Street (Between 4th street and the Circle) will be closed for our bike rodeo event. 

A bike rodeo is a safety training for children and teens and even adults. There is a helmet check to see that your helmet fits and is adjusted correctly. There is a bike check to make sure tires, brakes and gears are in good shape and the bike is adjusted correctly for the rider’s height. There is an obstacle course to learn correct handling and hand signals.

Upon completion of the Bike Safety Course young riders will receive a “Safety Bug” certificate and all others will receive a new copy of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Drivers Manuel courtesy of Bob Freeman’s Office.  There will also be tables to decorate bike helmets and make bike
safety posters.  There will be a raffle for a brand new bike, proceeds to benefit the Farmer’s Market.  The Trek folks will be there to show off their new line of mountain bikes and the Stay off the Street Skate Club will be selling t-shirts and raffle tickets. Easton Hospital will have a first aid tent and there will be a short around town ride with the Mayor at Noon that will end at Purple Cow Ice Cream with a free cone. It should be a fun day and the weather, so far, is looking good.  Kids under 12 will need to have their parents sign them up for the rodeo ANY CHILD WHO DOES NOT OWN A HELMET WILL BE GIVEN ONE FOR FREE AS LONG AS SUPPLIES LAST.

We could still use a few volunteers, so if you have a teen that needs some community service hours or if you would like to volunteer, please give me a call and I will sign you up.

Volunteers are needed for Bike Rodeo May 22 at the Easton Farmer’s Market

There are two volunteer shifts scheduled: 8am-11am and 11am-2pm  (the event is running 9am-1pm) The first shift involves some set-up.  The second shift involves some clean-up.

Here are the volunteer shifts that need to be filled:

Available volunteer positions (age 14 and up) are:
1. bike safety course assistant - will assist instructors with on-bike skills training (10)
2. helmet fitting helper - will be trained on-site (4)
3. mechanic helper - no tools or experience required, will help inflate tires (2)
4. registration table worker
5. helmet decorating table (4)
6. bike decorating  (4)
7. poster contest  (4 to 6)
Sophia Feller
Administrative Secretary,
West Ward Neighborhood Partnership
610.515.0891  :: Fax 610.515.0895 ::


Anonymous said...

Sounds like another great day in Easton. Plus i can ride the trolley to the square and not have to worry about parking.

Sophia Feller said...

This promises to be a fun event please spread the word to your neighbors to bring their children with their bikes. If they do not have a helmet we will give them one as long as supplies last. If you have a child that completes the bike safety obstacle course and or makes a bike safety poster to hang on the wall at Bank Street Alley then that child will be entered into a drawing to win a new bike from Genesis Bicycle Shop!

Get there early so your child can decorate their bike and helmet and then ride their decorated bike on the obstacle course!

There will be live music; School of Rock will be performing in the circle From 9:30 to 11 and then the Deadliners will be playing from 11 to 1

See you there,