Eastern Michigan University to host seventh annual Bike Rodeo promoting bike safety and community engagement – June 15

Attendees will receive free helmets, bike safety checks and giveaways

An EMU policeman and kids on bikes at a safety course.
(EMU file photo)

YPSILANTI Eastern Michigan University is gearing up for the seventh annual Bike Rodeo, presented by the EMU Police Department. The event is scheduled for June 15 from 9 a.m. until noon at the George Gervin GameAbove Center, 799 N Hewitt Rd. in Ypsilanti. This free, family-friendly event aims to promote bike safety and community engagement.

The EMU Bike Rodeo has become a cherished tradition, promoting bike safety and fostering a sense of community. Local families can engage in interactive activities and learn valuable skills for navigating the roads safely.

"The Bike Rodeo is not just an event; it's a commitment to ensuring that every rider, young or old, can enjoy the freedom of cycling safely,” said Sergeant Joseph Torres from EMU’s Department of Public Safety. 

This year’s Bike Rodeo promises various activities, including free helmets, bike safety checks, and giveaways. To support bike safety further, the EMU Police Department will donate bicycle locks to needy participants. Complimentary refreshments and food will also be available for attendees.

The event has garnered support from various partners and supporters, including the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Program and Safe Kids Huron Valley, among others.

“I enjoy the opportunity to support our community and offer extensive support and resources to Washtenaw County and surrounding areas,” said Sergeant Torres.

For more information about the Bike Rodeo, visit the website.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 13,000 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. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

May 29, 2024

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