Yucca Valley Initiates Safe Route to School Education Program

The Town of Yucca Valley, in conjunction with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, will host a “State Safe Routes to School” program” and bicycle rodeo for Yucca Valley students on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Yucca Valley Community Center.  The event is scheduled to take place from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

This program is designed to assist students in grades K-8 in their preparation for the new school year.  Parents whose children will be walking or riding a bicycle, scooter or other similar device to schoolare encouraged to participate with them at this educational event.  Children who ride bicycles to school will be receiving free helmets and locks, and those that walk to school will receive a free backpack.

The event kicks off at 9:00 am in the Yucca Room at the Community Center.  McGruff the crime dog will be in attendance along with local Sheriff’s and Town personnel.  Safety tips for both walkers and riders will be discussed.  Proper fitting and use of helmets will be demonstrated and bike safety checks will be provided.

The bicycle rodeo will take place between 9:00 and 11:00 am, where children will be given an opportunity to ride through the obstacle course and learn the rules of the road for bicycle safety.  Bicycles will be available for children who do not bring their own.

Six lucky participants will win new bicycles in a drawing at the end of the event. Please join the Town of Yucca Valley and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in this “Safe Routes to School” safety event.   

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