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Lambeau Field hosts bike safety rodeo

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Bike safety taught to kids by local law enforcement during Bike Safety Rodeo at Lambeau Field on August 13, 2013. (Photo by: Jeff Flynt).
Bike safety taught to kids by local law enforcement during Bike Safety Rodeo at Lambeau Field on August 13, 2013. (Photo by: Jeff Flynt).

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The parking lot of Lambeau Field played host to a different kind of training ground.

It was local law enforcement officials teaching kids about bicycle safety, during the Bike Safety Rodeo. It was hosted by the Green Bay Packers, Bellin Health and the Center for Childhood Safety.

The first 500 kids who attended the event got fitted with a free bicycle helmet.

"When the kids are on those bikes and they're out in the community, have those helmets on, because then if an accident does happen, the risk of injury lessens by a dramatic percentage," says De Pere Police Officer Jedd Bradley.

Children had the chance to ride their bikes through a safety course provided by the De Pere and Green Bay Police Departments. 

"We're teaching the kids hand and eye coordination, really drive home that they need to have both hands on the wheel," says Bradley. "And they need to have their heads up and eyes in front watching because they need to be defensive drivers."

Bradley adds that drivers of motor vehicles need to be on the lookout for bikes, both in your neighborhood and near schools when classes start up in just a few weeks.

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