Eastern Michigan University Police Department to host annual Bike Rodeo event

Free public event to include bike safety checks, refreshments, giveaways, bike riding, and more

EMU police biking with kids around an obstacle course

YPSILANTI – On Saturday, Aug. 7, the Eastern Michigan University Police Department will host its free and open to the public annual bike safety Bike Rodeo event. The Bike Rodeo will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the EMU Convocation Center, located at 799 N Hewitt Rd in Ypsilanti.

The event will include free bike safety checks (mechanical check and helmet fitting information), free helmets donated from GameAbove, an Eastern Michigan University alumni group, giveaways and other special items, refreshments, a fun obstacle course, and more.

“Every year, we welcome children and families from all over Washtenaw County and metro Detroit to our Bike Rodeo to learn about safe biking,” said Sergeant Joseph Torres of the EMU Police Department. “With so many bicycles out on the road each year, we’re excited to once again offer this opportunity for folks to come out, learn about bike safety, make sure their biking equipment is safe, and just have some fun.”

Eastern Michigan police officers will also be on-site to give safety talks and discuss the rules of the road.

For more information, visit www.emich.edu/police or contact Officer Torres at jtorresi@emich.edu.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 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; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; 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.

July 20, 2021

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