July 5, 2020

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Trail Bike Rodeo Event – May 2019

In Trail the RCMP detachment participated in a Bike Rodeo and shared it with us. Kudos to them for doing this. It would be nice if our detachment and staff had the resources to put one on here: I keep seeing people riding without regard for safety or the law.

Grand Forks is the first place I ever noticed people riding their bicycles on the wrong side of the street and I still encounter this. I’ve even seen parents teaching their little children to do that and I have to resist the urge to yell at them and ask what happens when your kid, doing it wrong, encounters another kid doing it correctly? And there’s a curb on one side and traffic on the other? Whose kid will get hurt and whose fault will that be?

Okay – that’s enough ranting on my part. Here’s the post that Sgt. Mike Wicentowich from the Trail detachment shared with us.

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 10:00 am to 12:00 am the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP participated in the Trail Bike Rodeo Event that took place at the Trail Memorial Arena, in Trail, BC. 

Approximately 60 youth participated in the event in which they could show off their biking handling skills to two RCMP officers.   Constable Mike Flewelling and Constable Ben Smith were kept running all morning as they guided each youth through the obstacle course and course challenges.  Both officers did an outstanding job from setting up the event to working with each youth to improve their understanding of biking safety rules.  Each participant received a certificate of completion at the end of the course.  The youths could also have a mechanical inspection on their bikes and have their helmets properly fitted thanks to Gerick Sports.  Additionally, 2 youth won new bikes amongst other prizes given away at the event by sponsors.

The Trail and Greater District Detachment would like to thank its partners in the event which included:
Trail Park and Recreation
West Kootenay Brain Injury Association
Gerick Sports

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