Pics and Recap From Last Weekend’s Bike Rodeo In Allen, TX
Last Saturday, August 24, a group of BikeDFW board members and volunteers helped out the City of Allen with the Back to School Bash, at First United Methodist Church. The event offered lower income families in Allen a chance to get physicals, schools supplies, haircuts, participate in a Bike Rodeo and more, all at no cost.
With some help from the Allen Turning Boys 2 Men Leadership Group, we set up a Bicycling Skills 123 Youth, Bike Rodeo in the parking lot to teach some basic handling and safety skills. Many of the kids weren’t able to show up on their bicycles, so we ended up having many of them run or walk the course. They were still able to learn the fundamentals of bike safety and practice their hand signals.
Also, McKinney Velo Club partnered with Texas Medical Association and purchased bicycle helmets for us to give away to any kids that needed them. I’m happy to say that we gave away over 120 helmets. Overall, it was a good day for bicycle safety in Allen, Texas. We hope to bring more of these event throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area.