By: Wayne Allen
May 1, 2013
May is National Bicycle Safety Month and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH), in conjunction with Tri-State Pediatrics, Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte and the Ashland Cycling Enthusiasts, will celebrate by hosting the 15th annual OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp Tuesday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m., with registration and minor bike repair beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The free camp for children ages 5-12 takes place at the Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, located at 605 Bellefonte Princess Road in Bellefonte. Participants will learn balance skills, bicycle handling, how to check bike operation, safety prior to riding and how to look for and dodge accident-causing situations. The Ashland Cycling Enthusiasts will provide the minor bike repairs, helmet fitting and safety education sessions. The Ashland Police Department will operate the safety course. Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments provided. Prizes include new bikes. Each participant is asked to bring a bike and any safety equipment.
The camp’s rain date will be Thursday, May 16. For more information or to RSVP to the 15th OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp, call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).