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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Brookhaven Highway Department Hosts Bicycle Rodeo at Safety Town

Children on bicycles are watched by teachers

Farmingville, NY –  Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro is announcing the second of three Bicycle Rodeos to be held at Safety Town this year. The event, on Saturday, June 17, 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 Rd. 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. “Especially as school lets out and summer begins, 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 Governors 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 Saturday, June 24. 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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