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Buckle up your helmets and get ready to ride bikes! Buncombe County Parks & Recreation is excited to announce our first annual Bike Rodeo & Safety Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, rain or shine! This fun, free family event is open to all ages and tailored to children and youth with lots of fun activities designed to set young riders up for safety. We’ll be serving up free hotdogs, and the first 100 children and youth ages 5–15 yrs. will receive a FREE bicycle helmet.
“We are so excited to host this event,” says Parks & Recreation’s Lynn Pegg. “Thanks to our community partners, we’ve got a super fun day lined up with activities and safety and maintenance tips that will help young riders pedal with confidence. Kids can bring their own bike or we will have a select few to borrow to ride the skills course.”
Marshall from Paw Patrol will be assisting the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators with Kid ID Kits and Fingerprints, and K9 Deputy Kora will stop by for a visit. Thanks to the Weaverville Fire Department there will be a huge Ladder Truck on site demonstrating a water feature, and you might even get wet. WNC Safe Kids will be there to share bike safety information, and kids will have the opportunity to learn bicycle maintenance tips with Daily Cycle AVL. We hope to see you there.
Bike Rodeo & Safety Day
When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Buncombe County Training Facility, at 20 Canoe Lane, Woodfin, NC 28804 (Next to the A-B Tech Woodfin Campus)
Sponsored by Buncombe County Parks & Recreation with many thanks to our community partners: Buncombe County Training Facility, Weaverville Fire Dept., Woodfin Fire Dept., Safe Kids WNC, Asheville Parks & Recreation, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, NC Office of the State Fire Marshal, Daily Cycle AVL.