Nearly 2000 students were educated on bike and pedestrian safety education this spring through Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission’s Bike Rodeo events held in conjunction with area schools. During the Bike Rodeos, students learned many important safety skills and then practiced their new skills on an obstacle course and mini-roadway. Helmets (just about 600!) were also handed out to any student needing one free of charge.
A very special thank you to all granting organizations, sponsors and volunteers for making this opportunity possible for the youth of Northeast Iowa: Arlin Falck Foundation, Chickasaw County Public Health, Clayton County Foundation for the Future, Cresco Police Department, Decorah Police Department, Elkader Police Department, Gundersen-Palmer Hospital and Clinics, Iowa Bicycle Coalition, Iowa Northland Regional Planning Commission, ISU Extension and Outreach- Allamakee County, Mitchell-Howard Opportunity Fund, New Hampton Safe Routes/Walking School Bus, Palmer Community Health, Palmer Memorial Foundation, Shopko Foundation, Waterville Community Foundation, Waukon RAGBRAI Safety Committee, Winneshiek County Conservation Board and Winneshiek County Community Foundation.