Safe pedaling at bike rodeo

(Posted May 1, 2024)

By Pat Donahue, Staff Photographer

The Friends of Madison County Parks & Trails teamed up with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office to put on a bike rodeo as part of Celebrate Trails Day on April 27. The event took place at the Prairie Grass Trailhead in London. Participants could bring their own bikes or borrow a bike to ride through the rodeo course where they learned about bike safety. Each participant received a free bike helmet.

Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Keiffer teaches Elijah Eldridge, 7, how to use hand signals while riding a bicycle.
Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Smith shares safe-riding tips with Sophie Brand, a participant in the Celebrate Trails Day bike rodeo. Also on hand were Deputy Rich Brownley and Deputy Scott Haley (at right).
Sisters Reagan Corbett (front), 8, and Charlie (back), 12, participate in the bike rodeo during Celebrate Trails Day. Providing safe-riding tips are Deputy Brian Quinn (front) and Deputy Kevin Keiffer (back).
The Corbett family of London stopped by the Celebrate Trails Day and Bike Rodeo event on April 27: (front row from left) Dylan, 3, Reagan, 8, and Charlie, 12; (back row) Betsy and James.
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