Swift Current’s Bike Safety Day has once again helped to educate the community’s youth in proper cycling conduct. 

Riverdene Park saw many families pass through on two wheels, stopping to try out the course, have a hotdog, and enter into door prize draws. Prizes included helmets, bells, and other bike accessories.  

Val Choo Foo, the In-Motion community facilitator with the city of Swift Current headed the event. 

"When they come, they register for some great door prizes and then they go through different stations,” explained Choo-Foo. “The first station you get your bike inspected by the ABC's; checking the air, the brakes and the chains. Moving on to helmet inspection, make sure that the helmet fits properly. Then they get to come into the Sheldon Kennedy outdoor rink where there is a cycling course.” 

Hotdogs were served from 5 to 6:30, just beating out the rain. Several public servants came to volunteer as well, including EMTs, Firefighters and police officers, giving the kids good role models as they learn safe habits.  

“A huge thank you to the volunteers who came out today, but also to the Swift Current Kiwanis,” expressed Choo-Foo. “Canadian Tire has been really generous these past two years with two gift certificates at a value of $250 each. The winners will be able to buy a bike down at Canadian Tire. Thank you to Grant McMillan from Pedal works he donated to bike inspections.”