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Take Your (Two) Wheels for a Spin at Bike Adventures Workshop

Event Teaches Youth Bike Safety, Maintenance, Fun


WHO:                         City of North Little Rock’s Fit 2 Live Program, North Little Rock Bicycle Friendly

Community Committee, and Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas


WHAT:                      Bike Adventures Workshop


WHEN:                      9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012


WHERE:                    North Little Rock City Services Building, 120 Main Street


BACKGROUND:      Nothing compares with taking your first two-wheeler around the block for a spin.  But with traffic expanding and yards shrinking, it’s vital for kids to understand how to stay safe and keep their bicycles in proper working order.  The Bike Adventures Workshop will provide just that for FREE from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at North Little Rock City Services, 120 Main Street in North Little Rock, on Saturday, January 21, 2012.


The workshop, geared towards kids 5-12 years old, is organized into stations: bike check and fit; helmet check and fit; bike handling skills; street and intersection skills; and sharing the road with other traffic. Kids are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets, and will receive goody bags and register for giveaways throughout the event, including helmets, bike locks, and two children’s bicycles. Radio Disney will be on hand from 9-10 a.m. to provide entertainment.


The event is sponsored by the City of North Little Rock, Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas, League of American Bicyclists, Arkansas Department of Health - Hometown Health Improvement, NLR Bicycles, and River Trail Rentals.


For more information about Bike Adventures Workshop, contact Bernadette Gunn Rhodes, Fit 2 Live Coordinator, at 501-975-8777 or e-mail brhodes@northlittlerock.ar.gov. For more information about Fit 2 Live, visit http://www.northlittlerock.ar.gov/Fit2Live/.


The RAIN DATE for this event is Saturday, January 28. If the event is postponed, the media will be notified by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20.


About Fit 2 Live

Fit 2 Live is an initiative created by the City of North Little Rock and North Little Rock School District in 2009 to address the obesity epidemic in our city and make the healthy choice the easy choice for our residents. More than 1 in 3 children in North Little Rock are overweight or obese. If this epidemic is not reversed, we may be raising the first generation of Americans that will live shorter and sicker lives than their parents.