CONNNEAUT LAKE – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) will team up with Elk Valley Elementary School, Safe Kids Erie, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to help children learn about bicycling. The bike safety day event will be held at Elk Valley Elementary School, 2556 Maple Ave. in Lake City
, on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon.
“The goal of this free event is to get kids and adults involved in bicycling, provide education on safety requirements and instill safe biking habits,” Wentling said. “Educational events such as this are key to helping prevent bicycle-related injuries.”
Ensuring a child has a helmet that fits properly is one of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of brain and head injuries, as well as fatalities.
As such, bicycle and helmet inspections will be available. There will also be a limited number of free helmets available complements of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Safe Kids Erie.
Those who attend will receive information on bike safety laws and participate in fun, educational activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring his or her own bike, helmet and proper shoes, such as sneakers, to take part in the activities.
There’s no need to register in advance. For more information, call Wentling’s office toll-free at 1-855-249-2427.
Representative Parke Wentling
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Greg Gross