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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Brookhaven Highway Department Hosts Bicycle Rodeo at Safety Town

Children on bicycles are watched by teachers

Caption: The skills of Bicycle Rodeo attendees will be evaluated as they complete a on-competitive obstacle course, as well as participate in bike and helmet inspections.

Farmingville, NY - Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro is announcing the first of three Bicycle Rodeos to be held at Safety Town this year. The event, on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., encourages children to learn how to safely ride their bikes in a mock-roadway, kid-sized setting.

Located at the Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road in Holtsville, Safety Town features roads with turning lane arrows, a railroad crossing, two one-way tunnels to teach children the dangers of one-way streets, and timed traffic lights. Participants of all ages will be evaluated and given feedback on their own bicycle handling abilities, after proper bicycle safety skills are demonstrated.

"I encourage all Brookhaven residents with young children to attend the Bicycle Rodeo," said Superintendent of Highways Daniel P. Losquadro. "It's a great opportunity for kids to develop proper bike riding skills and become better, more aware bicyclists, to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries on our roadways."

The Bicycle Rodeo, hosted by the Highway Department's division of traffic safety in conjunction with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office STOPPED Program, is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

Participants are required to bring their own helmets and bicycles; both will be inspected for safety. The rain date for this event is Saturday, April 30. For more information, contact Safety Town at 631-363-3770.

Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738

Phone: 631-451-6595

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