August 08, 2018

A family cycling affair: Eastern Michigan University Police Department bike rodeo to be held August 11

Free event to offer safety tips, bike inspections and skills training for all ages

YPSILANTI – Got a bike? Here’s an event you might like.

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department will host a Bicycle Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 11 in the EMU Convocation Center parking lot.

Participants will be taught bicycle safety, receive free safety checks and inspections, and practice skills and learn the rules of the road. Admission is free and open to the public.

Participants and their families should bring their bikes and helmets, but food and drinks will be provided. There will be giveaways, with limited prizes for children participants. The department hopes the rodeo will become an annual event. For additional information, please contact emubikerodeo@gmail.com.

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is part of the EMU Department of Public Safety. The Rodeo event is supported by Eastern Michigan University’s Bicycle Patrol Program, which includes 13 certified, trained officers who perform all of the standard duties of police officers. The Convocation Center is located at 799 Hewitt Road, between Huron River Drive and Washtenaw Avenue.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

Contact Geoff Larcom, glarcom@emich.edu, 734.487.4401

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