Altoona police host Bike Rodeo for kids

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ALTOONA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Altoona Police were out teaching kids the rules of the road Sunday, sort of.

Officers showed kids how to safely ride their bikes at their annual Bike Rodeo.
The officers set up a course in the Altoona High School parking lot mimicking scenarios kids might encounter riding their bikes on streets and trails.

One of the event’s organizers called the event a great way to celebrate Wisconsin Bike Week, teaching kids how to stay safe while riding.

“Biking is huge in the Chippewa Valley,” said Roy Atkinson, Altoona Bike Rodeo organizer. “We want to instill safety skills for kids at a young age so they’re able to navigate the road safely, they’re able to go out and ride, have fun and just most importantly, be safe,” said Roy Atkinson, Altoona Bike Rodeo Organizer.

The event was free. Participants were entered into a raffle and prizes including a new bike and safety equipment

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