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Community members are invited to learn practical skills that will make them better bicyclists on the streets. 

SMART Transit in Wilsonville is hosting its annual Bike Rodeo Aug. 16 and 19 at local middle schools to teach community members safe practices for riding their bicycles through city streets.

The annual event is designed to give riders of all ages the chance to practice and develop skills that will help them be better bicyclists and avoid accidents. Riders can drop by at any time.

The course takes 10 minutes and people can complete it as many times as they want. Upon completion, the riders will earn a medal highlighting their safety knowledge.

Throughout the course, children will learn how to maneuver through obstacle courses, among other safety skills.

In partnership with Metro Transit, the courses will also offer free bike inspections prior to the start of each session. Minor repairs are available such as filling the tire with air, adjusting brakes or applying lubrication on a chain.

Children can bring their bicycles, tricycles, scooters or skateboards to the event. Attendees can also rent out a bike free of charge at the event, but there may be a wait time.

IF YOU GO:

When and where: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at Inza R. Wood Middle School, and 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Meridian Creek Middle School

Admission: Free


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