ISU Extension hosts Bike Camp for area youth ...

Eight youth who attended the June 20 Bike Camp hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach now know how to change a flat bike tire and also know proper bike riding etiquette. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partnered with Troy Carter, Safe Routes to School Director, and Ashley Christensen, Regional Safe Routes to School Coordinator, to host Bike Camp for youth in third through fifth grade. They spent the morning learning about riding etiquette, rules of the road, hand signals and the ABCs of riding. While getting their bikes ready to ride, youth had to check the air in their tires to make sure they were at the appropriate pressure, checked the brakes to see if they were hooked up and working, and looked at the chain to make sure it was in place and oiled. Once the youth had their bikes fitted correctly, they were ready to hit the trail. The afternoon was spent biking all 11 miles of Trout Run Trail in Decorah using the information they learned in the morning to safely ride and pass other bikers.

For more information about 4-H and upcoming activities contact Becky Rea, 4-H K-12 Program Coordinator, at the Allamakee County Extension and Outreach Office at 563-568-6345 or www.extension.iastate.edu/allamakee. Submitted photo.

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