LEWISTON – A bicycle rodeo will be held Saturday, June 5, at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St. The event will be open from 9 to 11 a.m., with a rain date of June 12.

The rodeo will give children the opportunity to learn safety rules while riding through an obstacle course, which will be set up by the Lewiston High School Police Cadets. It will be a fun morning as well as an educational one. Participants will have the opportunity to have their bikes inspected by staff from Roy’s Bike Shop to ensure that they are safe. Everyone will have the opportunity to win one of three bicycles, which the Lewiston-Auburn Optimist Club and Falcon Shoe have donated for a free raffle.

Participants must wear their bike helmets, as required by law. The Lewiston-Auburn Safe Community Coalition at the Child Health Center will provide 40 free helmets to be distributed to those who need one. All helmets will be checked and properly fitted.

The rodeo is sponsored by the Lewiston-Auburn Optimist Club, Lewiston Multi-Purpose Center, Central Maine Institute for Injury Prevention, the Child Health Center and the Lewiston Police Department.

They hope to have a United Ambulance available for attendees to tour along with a United bike unit. Liberty Mutual Insurance will be on hand for ID fingerprinting and parents will receive ID cards of their children. Bate College and Modern Woodmen of America will provide other giveaways.

For more information, call Joline at 782-5951.

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