AUBURN, Mass. - Members of the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks are thrilled about bike safety day on Saturday, and they want to get the word out to the community.
Kids are invited to roll out their bicycles, put on their helmets and learn the rules of the road as the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks 2118 holds its inaugural Bike Safety and Helmet Day on July 14.
The free event will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auburn/Webster Elks, 754 Southbridge St. The rain date will be Saturday, July 21.
The free program includes:
• Bike rodeo: Children of all ages should bring their bikes and helmets to the lodge. Riders will learn the proper rules of the road as well as the meaning of traffic signs and the proper use of hand signals. Certificates will be given at the completion of the program.
• Helmets: Children’s helmets will be inspected by the Auburn Police Department for proper fit and safety. If a helmet does not pass the inspection, the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks will provide a new helmet, while supplies last.
• Bicycle checks: Bicycle Alley will check bikes and teach the riders how to perform a proper safety check before going out for a spin.
• Auburn Fire Department: Safety and fire tips will be provided through the use of department fire trailers and fire trucks.
• Fingerprinting: The Auburn Police Department will do fingerprints on the first 100 children who haven’t had their fingerprints taken before.
• Drug awareness trailer: Stop by to hear what “ELROY the Elk” has to say on drugs.
The Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks thanks all the participants: Auburn Fire & Police Departments; Auburn and Webster Parks & Recreation Departments; Auburn DPW; Elks National Foundation; Bicycle Alley, 1067 Main St., Worcester; and the members of the Auburn/Webster Elks.
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