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Children learn about bike safety at Youth Bike Rodeo Program

The Rome Historical Society held a bike safety rodeo Friday for children.

Posted: Sep 7, 2018 9:14 PM

ROME -- The Rome Historical Society held a bike safety rodeo Friday for children.

Kids rode through an obstacle course and learned about checking their bicycles for safety.

There was live music, a magician, and kids even enjoyed some balloon animals.

Executive Director Arthur Simmons says having this event helps to educate youth on bike safety, and bring the community together.

"The idea is that partners would collaborate to have events that bring people to the downtown,” Simmons said. “Also support the farmer's market, which is here every Friday at downtown Rome at Griffo Green, and basically to increase foot traffic here in downtown Rome."

The program is a part of the PACT first Friday’s series. PACT stands for Parks, Arts, Culture, and Tourism. PACT First Fridays provides monthly programming in downtown Rome.

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