I am happy to report that yesterday our Safe Kids
coalition hosted a Bike Rodeo in partnership with the Olean YMCA
. Bike rodeos teach children bike safety skills while also ensuring bicycles and helmets are inspected and fitted correctly. The City of Olean Police Department
was able to attend the event and help educate the children in bike safety and do checks on all bikes and helmets. Through a grant received from the Good Works Institute, we were able to provide several helmets to children that lacked a helmet or had an ill-fitting helmet. It was great to see such a great turn out and to have so much community involvement!