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Winston-Salem families with young bike riders are invited to attend the dedication of the Bike Smarts “Safety Town,” a free training course for children who are new bike riders, at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, to the tennis courts near Kimberley Park Elementary School, near the intersection of North Cherry Street and Northwest Crawford Place.

The program will include prizes, helmet fittings, free helmets for the first 25 children, and extra bikes for use on the course.

The Safety Town course includes a practice area and test area for kids to develop such skills as riding straight in bike lanes, looking over their shoulder without swerving, and practicing arm signals. The course is available to all and is free to use. Helmets are required.

The course grew out of the Safe Routes to School program for Kimberley Park Elementary School, initiated by the Forsyth County Health Department. The city Recreation and Parks Department provided a vacant, irregularly shaped portion of the newly paved Kimberley Park tennis courts, which previously had been used for a non-regulation court. The city Department of Transportation Bicycle & Pedestrian Program designed and painted the course, and the Health Department covered the cost.

For more information call City Link 311.

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