'Bicycle Rodeo Day' Gets Broken Arrow Students Safety Ready - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

'Bicycle Rodeo Day' Gets Broken Arrow Students Safety Ready

Posted: Updated:
BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -

It's not as common as it used to be, but some kids still use their bikes to get to school - particularly in Broken Arrow.

Thursday was bike rodeo day at Lynn Wood Elementary in Broken Arrow, and Principal Chris England said they had a lot of kids participating.

"I'll probably average between 80 to 100 bicycles. Today's up a little bit, we've got about 225 bicycles, but that's kind of what we were hoping for," he said.

It’s an annual event designed to get the kids ready for bike season.

The students line up with their bikes and get the tires checked. T-Town Bicycles and Phat Tire Bike Shop were there to makes sure the basics are in good shape - air in the tires, check the brakes, and if something needs to be tightened, they tighten it.

When they're safety checked there's an obstacle course. The students have to drive on the correct side of the road and avoid some chalk animals, all in the name of safety.

Bikes are big there because all the kids live inside the square mile around the school - no buses. Everyone rides, or walks, or gets dropped off at school.

They are working with some local stores to get bicycle helmets to the kids who need them.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.