FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2019
NEW BRITAIN—The City of New Britain will host its annual Bicycle Safety Day on Saturday, July 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the downtown area.
The event will feature tips on bike safety as well as several bicycle obstacle courses, free helmet giveaway, helmet decorating, free lunch, bike safety checks, a kid’s zone, bicycle stunt shows, and raffles that include the chance to win one of several brand new youth bicycles.
Downtown will be blocked off from Chestnut Street to Bank Street for the event.
“The goal of Bicycle Safety Day is not only to educate city youth on proper bicycle safety techniques, but also to promote a mode of transportation that is healthy, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Bike riding is not only a practical way to get around, but an excellent means of recreation and exercise. Many of our young adults travel around our city on bikes and we need to ensure they have the proper education on being safe while riding on city streets.”
New Britain is one of nine towns in Connecticut that the League of American Cyclists has recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community. There are over 30 miles of bike lanes and sharrows in the city.
The event is sponsored by the City of New Britain; New Britain Police Department; the New Britain Health Department; New Britain Youth and Family Services division; Bike New Britain; the New Britain Police Athletic League; the New Britain Downtown District; and Community Mental Health Affiliates.
Contact: David Huck
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