Now that winter is officially in the rear view mirror, Swift Current residents are going to see more and more cyclists on the road.
To help keep everyone safe, a group of local organizations are partnering together to make that activity as safe as possible.
The City of Swift Current, Cypress Health Region, Bright Beginnings Family Centre, Family Resource Centre, Saskatchewan Prevention Institute (SPI) and the RCMP are coming together to host a bike safety event on Wednesday. It’s all a part of Bike Safety Week, which runs May 12-18.
The groups hope to help cyclists become more aware of their surroundings. The group says the majority of cycling related injuries can be avoided if cyclists adopt safe riding practices and wear helmets.
Those safe practices will be the focal point at the safety event on Wednesday, which starts at 1 p.m. with a bike rodeo, safety inspections and awareness activities. Pre-school children are welcome from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., while school-aged kids can attend from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will also be free hot dogs from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. as well as a guided bike ride along the Chinook Parkway starting at six.
The event will take place at the Bright Beginnings Family Centre. For more information on the event, contact Community Services or The Family Resource Centre.