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Riverbank Celebrates Health, Safety, Bicycles

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A number of Riverbank kids have been the satisfied recipients of totally free bicycles offered absent this previous week.

On Wednesday, 21 donated bikes ended up provided absent, from the tiny, teaching wheel types, to the entire-sized, 26-inch wheel bicycles, eliciting heaps of smiles on the evening of Wednesday, July 13.

Alternatively of the Group Middle Park spot where by road function is underway, the once-a-year Bicycle Rodeo, Well being and Basic safety Reasonable occasion was held in Plaza del Rio Park and on 3rd Avenue, just in entrance of Town Corridor North.

The festivities were co-sponsored by the Town of Riverbank, Riverbank Law enforcement Products and services, and Central Valley Group Means.

CVCR organizer Darlene Martinez, who is also a member of the city council, described that the bicycles ended up donated by customers of the neighborhood.

She explained, “Donations were being obtained from Riverbank Law enforcement Solutions, F&M Lender, Oakdale Bicycle Shop, Royal Neighbors of The usa, Marilyn McRitchie, Exciting Sport Bikes, and CVCR.”

The sellers and facts booths that participated bundled: Risk-free Kids of Stanislaus County, led by Medical professionals Healthcare Heart, which gave out cost-free biking helmets to young children who wished one particular. Lady Scout Coronary heart of Central California, Riverbank Federated Women’s Club, Golden Valley Health Center, Riverbank S.T.A.R.S, Modesto Law enforcement Targeted traffic Section, Riverbank Law enforcement Companies, and the city’s Parks and Recreation Section all participated in the occasion.

“Thanks to our Main of Law enforcement Providers, Ed Ridenour, Neighborhood Products and services Officer Ana Davalos, and Council Member Luis Uribe for aiding with the event,” Martinez extra. “Free bike registration was supplied for individuals that rode their bicycle to the function and winners of the bicycle raffle also received a totally free bike registration.”

All members ended up presented h2o bottles presented by CVCR, backpacks, and hand sanitizer. Yet another raffle drawing by CVCR was staged for all participants to receive goody luggage with water toys, bubble makers, and a $10 gift card from Jamba Juice.

“Unfortunately,” she pointed out, “the bicycle wheelie and trick contest for ages 13 to 18 was not very effectively attended. There were riders who arrived but did not have their parent’s consent to take part.”

Info delivered forward of time said that parental consent was required.

Main Ridenour mentioned that, total, the occasion was prosperous.

“Our bicycle rodeo went incredibly effectively this calendar year,” he said. “This 12 months the location was moved downtown due to the fact of the design on Santa Fe Road, which really turned out to be good. There was additional shade downtown and it proved to be a terrific way to attract people today to our downtown region and small companies.”

CSO Ana Davalos agreed that the new location was a great established up especially with all the shade on a sizzling day.

Members acquired about bicycle safety, obtained a cost-free helmet, traveled through the security obstacle class, liked some delectable meals and lots of walked away with a new bicycle or raffle gift.

“Some of the highlights ended up seeing the tiny youngsters go by way of the safety class driving their bikes with Deputy Maldonado guiding them,” mentioned Davalos. “Some took initiative and ongoing to journey it in excess of and over yet again. A further spotlight was looking at people who desired a bicycle win a bicycle, as well as the priceless reactions of the kids running up to see their new bicycle they won.”

The consensus from individuals that attended was inspite of the heat the Bike Rodeo was a accomplishment.

“Bike Rodeo was fantastic and a large amount of young children still left smiling driving new bicycles,” stated Deputy Za Xiong.

“All in all, the function was a fantastic achievements and we look forward to next year’s function,” expressed Ridenour. “We hope to host it again downtown.”


News reporter Virginia Nevertheless contributed to this tale.