– Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) will team up with the American Trauma Society to help children learn about bicycle safety during the popular Dillsburg PickleFest on Mother’s Day weekend. The bike derby will be held in the parking lot of JPI Insurance Associates, located at 300 N. Baltimore St., on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The parking lot is located just off Greenbriar Lane, where PickleFest will be held.
“Bike riding is a favorite pastime of nearly every child. However, it’s an activity that comes with risks that can be diminished,” Keefer said. “To help improve safety among young riders, they will learn about bicycle safety during this free bike derby.”
In 2015, there were almost 467,000 bicycle-related injuries in the United States. Children (those aged 5-14) and adolescents (15-19 years of age) accounted for one-third of the injured riders, the highest of all age groups, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ensuring a child has a helmet that fits properly is one of the easiest ways to reduce to the risk of brain and head injuries, as well as fatalities.
Children who attend will also have the opportunity to ride through a bicycle safety course, receive information on bike safety laws and have their helmets fitted properly. All children must bring his or her own bike, helmet and proper shoes, such as sneakers.
There’s no need to register in advance. For more information, call Keefer’s office at (717) 432-0792.
Representative Dawn Keefer
92nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Greg Gross