Emerald kids learn the road rules
HELMETS were buckled, tyres were pumped and little feet were pedalling hard as the Rotary Sunrise Club held a Beginner Bicycle Education workshop.
The workshop was held at the Rotary Sunrise BMX Park in Emerald last weekend, with another scheduled for tomorrow on the circuit that features a smooth bitumen road, complete with traffic lights, line marking, and streets signs.
Rotary Sunrise president Col Dziewicki said the free workshops were aimed at making sure children knew about bicycle road safety.
"The aim is to keep kids safe on bikes," he said.
"It is targeted for young children, to teach them road awareness, signs and personal safety.
"They will learn to ride their bikes safely… and hopefully it saves them one day from an accident."
Saturday's workshop is from 10am to noon, and the children who participated will "graduate" at Rotary's Queensland Week fun day from 10am to 3pm, on Saturday, June 7.
"There will be demonstrations, some market stalls, face-painting, jumping castles, entertainment by Alison Kirk and Harry Marshall and his band, as well as a solo drummer, some line-dancing and ballet dancing demonstrations," Col said.
"The police are coming down to do some bicycle engraving for anti-theft and there will be a free sausage sizzle."
The workshops have been held just in time for the Queensland Government to announce that helmet laws will stay in place and no bicycle registrations will be required.
For more information, call 4931 1650.