Two hundred youngsters come out to the Bike Rodeo and Helmet giveaway Monday at Borgess Health Park.

Rebecca Bingman, practice manager, Borgess Family and Internal Medicine, Borgess Health Park tells WBCK that idea of the Bike Rodeo is to teach kids bike safety on their obstacle course, and to give kids properly fitting bike helmets.

The kids, including seven year old Isaac Torres of Battle Creek (pictured above), got a a free bike safety check from the pros at Trek Shop of Battle Creek!   They also visited with the local S.W.A.T. team, K-9 Unit, and Bike Patrol Officer, and got to ride through the Kiddie Bike Wash!

Bicycle Helmets: WHY?

  • Because a bike helmet could save your child’s life. Consider these facts:
  • Wearing a helmet while bicycling, in-line skating and skateboarding can reduce the risk of serious brain injury by more than 85 percent.
  • Three out of four bicycle-related deaths and disabling injuries are caused by brain damage.
  • Eighty-five percent of bicyclists killed in 2003 reportedly weren’t wearing helmets.
  • Head injuries can happen anytime and anywhere.
  • Good safety begins with consistent rules.
  • Because children learn best by example, parents should always wear their own helmets, too.

Our Bicycle helmets meet CPSC (Consumer Product and Safety Commission) Bike Helmet Safety Standards. 

  • Toddler helmets are available in blue and pink, and have 11 airflow vents for comfort. Adult helmets are available in blue, red, silver, and yellow and black and come in sizes small, medium, large and x-large. These helmets offer an adjustable band for a comfortable and snug fit, and include 10 airflow vents.