Five Rivers MetroParks has partnered with the Junior League of Dayton to host this year’s Wegerzyn Bike Rodeo — and the organizations have more than 200 free bicycle helmets to give to local children ages 3 to 15.
At this free event, children will be fitted with a helmet (no beads in hair, please) and a technician will check their bicycles. Children then will join the MetroParks Ranger Division on a ride through a safety course, learning new skills along the way. Allow one hour to complete the activities.
New this year will be a display featuring an introduction to mountain biking, as well as a chance to meet and interact with the MetroParks Volunteer Patrol and their horses.
The Wegerzyn Bike Rodeo takes place rain or shine.
This event is sponsored by Five Rivers MetroParks, the Junior League of Dayton, Dayton Children’s, Safe Kids of Dayton and the Put a Lid on it Campaign.
When: Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave.
Questions? Contact Officer Lynne Zimmerman at 937-275-PARK (7275) or [email protected].
ABOUT FIVE RIVERS METROPARKS
Five Rivers MetroParks is a nationally renowned park system composed of natural area parks, gardens, high-quality river corridors, urban parks and a network of recreation trails, celebrating more than 50 years of preserving green space and natural areas. Five Rivers MetroParks protects the region’s natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Educational programs and recreational opportunities are offered year-round for all ages. To learn more about Five Rivers MetroParks, log onto www.metroparks.org or call 937-275-PARK.