Get your bike and helmet and meet up with the mayor at Winston Churchill Elementary next Tuesday May 10th, as Bike with the Mayor is back.
With Bike Safety Week running in Saskatchewan from May 15th to 21st, Lloydminster Mayor Gerald Aalbers is inviting everyone for an early start to promote safety with the return of the scenic outdoor ride.
“Spring is finally here, and I look forward to a leisure ride while biking along our community’s road and trail system with our youth and young at heart in the name of safety. Bike Safety is a weeklong initiative to raise awareness around cycling on trails and our community’s roadways; however, we must remember to practice bike safety all year, so everyone gets home safely,” says Aalbers.
The City is teaming up with Grindin Gears Bikes n’ Boards to celebrate Bike Safety Week and promote safe cycling through events and education.
All ages and bikes are welcome for the ride. An adult must accompany children, and helmets are mandatory.
“Leading by example, such as parents wearing a helmet – no matter how short the bike ride is – and obeying traffic laws sets up our children for future success in safety practices. While there’s never a wrong time to begin safe cycling, we must teach safety skills at a young age, and who better than to assist than the Lloydminster RCMP,” says Jim Taylor, Owner, Grindin Gears Bikes n’ Boards.
Residents are invited to meet at Winston Churchill School, 4402 – 27 Street with their bikes and helmets:
- 5:45-6:30 p.m. Bike safety with the Lloydminster RCMP
- 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bike ride
- 7:30 p.m. Refreshments at Winston Churchill School parking lot
More information and a review of the map can be found on the city’s webpage.