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Bike Rodeo Teaches Children About Safety

Posted June 2, 2000

— More than 100 children got a chance Saturday to show off their biking skills and learn some important lessons about safety in Cary.

The injury prevention team fromWakeMedsponsored a bike rodeo at Western Wake Medical Center.

Children took turns maneuvering through obstacle courses. They also watched a demonstration about what can happen to their heads if they fall off their bikes and are not wearing helmets.

"The helmet does protect the brain from serious injuries," says Dr. Cynthia Madden of the Injury Prevention Center. "One serious brain injury can debilitate the child and change the family's life forever after that."

Doctors say bike helmets can prevent 85 percent of all brain injuries resulting from kids falling off their bikes.

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