University Police to offer bike safey tips

SUNY Oswego’s University Police department will host a bike rodeo to teach young riders about safety from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Culkin Hall parking lot on campus.

University Police and the Oswego Kiwanis Club sponsor this admission-free program for school-aged children. Registrants will receive safety reflective bands and stickers, which make riders more visible to drivers, as well as a free lunch.

University Police officers will instruct young riders on using hand signals, recognizing traffic signs, riding on the right side of the road and other tips to help them ride safety.

A grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, through the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board, will make it possible to give away children’s helmets at the event to those who really need them, organizers said.

Through drawings, the Oswego Kiwanis Club will present 36 bikes to local elementary school students before and during the Bike Rodeo.

After the program, officers will take participants on group rides around campus.

For more information, call University Police at SUNY Oswego at 312-5555.

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(Posted: May 25, 2005)