On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Airdrie RCMP’s Community Liaison Unit assisted the Airdrie Municipal Enforcement Team in hosting Bike Safe Airdrie 2018. Bike Safe Airdrie introduced key bike handling skills and promoted safe riding practices for children of all ages who are beginning to ride independently and can ride without training wheels. There was no cost for the event but, pre-registration was required.
“We’ve been hosting Bike Safe Airdrie for close to 20 years and it’s always rewarding knowing that we’re helping the kids improve their bike skills and confidence to make our community that much safer,” said Municipal Enforcement Coordinator, Maury Karch.
This year included 58 participants split into three sessions. Each participant went through a helmet check station, a bike fit and check station, and then a riding skills station. Numerous prizes were given out at the end of each session including a brand new bike to three lucky participants!
“We're already looking at ideas to expand on this event for next year. Working with the Airdrie Children’s Festival has been great and we’re already excited for next year's event,” said Bike Safe Airdrie organizer, Iveta Cebak.
The Airdrie Municipal Enforcement Team and the Airdrie RCMP would like to extend a big thank you to Vitreous Capital Inc. and Dairy Queen for their continued support of Bike Safe Airdrie and youth initiatives within our community.