Bike safety program popular, well supported

  • Jun. 23, 2008 1:00 p.m.

About 240 kids from three schools in the south end participated in the RCMP’s Bike Smart program earlier this month. The event, held at Sk’aadgaa Naay in Skidegate on June 6 and AL Mathers in Sandspit on June 9, gave each participant a helmet and a lock, and included a bike rodeo with talks on the law, high visibility clothing, rules of the road, avoiding theft and more. The program was organized by Cst. Chris Chanin, with four other RCMP offices participating. Six students got lucky and won brand new bikes, courtesy of the program. They are Myles Husband, Myles Smith, Liam Racz, Chelsea Gladstone, Cavanaugh Alton and Keiana DieBold.”It was a successful day all the k had fun and participated and we’ve already seen the kids out there practising what they were taught,” Cst. Chanin said. He added that the support from islands’ businesses was “unbelievable”. (See ‘thank you’s, this paper). Coming up this summer is a ‘reverse ticket’ scheme by the police. They plan to hand out gift certificates to young cyclists they see wearing a helmet or following good riding practices.

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