by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A mechanic from Bicycle Re-Source of Bend tunes up a bike last Saturday. The group sent five bike mechanics to the Madras event. Les Schwab also provided two mechanics to help fix flat tires. Some 40 bicycles were tuned up for summer riding season and 15 kids participated in the Bike Rodeo to practice bicycle safety during last Saturday’s Bike Roundup at the Madras Aquatic Center.

The event received financial support from Bicycle Rides Northwest. Brian Potwin from Commute Options of Bend put the rodeo course together and kids who rode it received a free T-shirt saying “Avoid the Pain, Helmet Your Brain.” Twenty bike helmets were also distributed to kids for free.

A total of 18 volunteers helped at the event, including Scottie Henry, Minda Morton, Maura Schwartz, Jamie Smith and Lou Vasquez.

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