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EMU and Ypsilanti public safety officers hold fifth annual Bike Rodeo

EMU is hosting a bicycle safety rodeo with free safety inspections.

Eastern Michigan University’s Police Department is hosting its fifth annual Bike Rodeo on Aug. 6 to promote bicycle safety. 

From 9 a.m. to noon at the George Gervin GameAbove Center, located at 799 N Hewitt Rd., attendees will be able to win free giveaways, meet on-site mechanics for bike safety checks, helmet fitting suggestions, and food and drinks.

“We are always excited to welcome families throughout Washtenaw County and metro Detroit to teach them the importance of bike safety and where riders can exercise safety measures,” Sergeant Joseph Torres of the EMU Department of Public Safety said.

EMU police officers, Washtenaw County’s Sheriff’s Office, Huron Valley Ambulance, and other first responders will be present at the event to promote overall bike safety and awareness.

The Bike Rodeo is in partnership with C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Huron Valley, a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate preventable childhood injuries. The event also has support from GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology, Destination Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti government officials, including Mayor Lois Richardson and City Manager Frances McMullan.

“We have a lot of support from local businesses and community leaders and the George Gervin Center is the perfect destination to execute the Bike Rodeo,” Torres said. “Our officers, volunteers and staff have always had a great time, so I am hoping this year's event will be the best one yet.”

For more information, visit the EMUPD website.