Tyler- The Tyler Police Department and NET Health will sponsor a Bike Rodeo and Nutrition Celebration on Friday, March 16, 2012, at NET Health Offices parking lot, located at 815 N. Broadway, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Officers of the Tyler Police Bicycle Team will conduct a bicycle safety rodeo for children who wish to participate. The bike rodeo will begin with a parent registration and safety check for both the rider and the bicycle. The safety check for the rider is the helmet and bicycle fit. Officers perform a quick-check for proper air in the tires, check to see that the brakes work properly and check that the chains are on properly. There is a short lecture on bicycle safety and children's knowledge of bicycle riding etiquette. The rodeo will consist of a road course for the participant to ride in, which is usually the children's favorite part.