Annual Bicycle Safety Rally July 7 at West Chester Hospital

Calling All Kids! Are you looking for fun activities to do with your family during the July 4th holiday week?

Local children are invited to bring their bicycles to test their skills on fun navigational courses, just like the courses that police departments use for training, during UC Health West Chester Hospital’s Fourth Annual Bicycle Safety Rally on Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Police officers from the UC Health West Chester Hospital Public Safety Bike Unit and the West Chester Police Department will demonstrate proper helmet safety and check kids’ bikes for defects that could cause injuries. UC Health Trauma team members will also be on-site to provide injury prevention activities and information.

Kids will also have the chance to ride alongside police officers through the navigation course and receive helpful tips for safely riding and maneuvering their bikes.

Trek Bicycle Stores will provide free bicycle checks, and Jet’s Pizza and White Castle will provide refreshments.

A variety of local organizations will also be participating in the event, including EnterTRAINment Junction, Target, Mason and Maineville Police Departments and the West Chester Township Fire Department. Goldfish Swim School will be on hand to share swimming safety tips as well.

Bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and death than drivers of motor vehicles do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which also estimates that there are approximately 500,000 emergency room visits related to bike accidents annually.

WHAT: Free Bicycle Safety Rally

WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

WHERE: West Chester Hospital, 7700 University Dr., West Chester, Ohio 45069

The event will take place in the hospital’s east parking lot—adjacent to University Drive.

Published by Carol Ohare in West Chester Hospital on July 3 at 2:50 pm.

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