Wheels Around the Rodeo

Wheels Around the Rodeo Photo

Bosti Elementary School, in association with the Connetquot Foundation for the Advancement of Children and the Suffolk County Police Department, recently hosted a districtwide Bike Rodeo event as means of reminding students of key bike safety tips while having fun along the way.

“During the event, the children of the community had their bicycle helmets checked for proper size, and had their tire pressure measured,” said Linda Tabatchnik, retired Connetquot educator and CFAC volunteer. “Additionally, the students were able to ride their bicycles through an obstacle course with turns and stops, and all participants received bicycle safety literature, activity booklets, reflective armbands and collars.”

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office provided the bike rodeo clinic to teach children real world skills necessary to ride bicycles safely. Close to 75 children took part in this fun event.