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Marbles to host annual bike rodeo Saturday

Get on your bikes and ride on Saturday at Marbles Kids Museum!

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Harlem Globetrotters on March 5, 2011_11
Kathy Hanrahan
, WRAL lifestyle editor
RALEIGH, N.C. — Get on your bikes and ride on Saturday at Marbles Kids Museum!
The museum is holding its annual Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Hargett Street between Blount and Person streets. More activities will be in the Marbles Courtyard and Moore Square.

There will be obstacle courses, bike safety information and a chance for you to make some bling for your bike. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Note that there will be a limited number of bikes and trikes to borrow. Make sure to bring a helmet.

There will be bike parades at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. starting at the Giant Blue Chair in Moore Square.

Event highlights:
  • Bike Blast: Ride, wheel or run your way through the Bike Blast Obstacle Course.
  • Traffic Garden: Stop, go, yield... Practice safety while taking a ride on a pretend city street.
  • Bike Tune-Up: Get a tune-up from a tech and learn how to care for your bike.
  • Bike Bling: Show off your style and bling out your bike and helmet.
  • Helmet Fitting: Check your helmet for size and fit.
  • Spin the Wheel: Test your bike knowledge.
  • Ride the Trails: Learn about parks and trails in our area.
  • Wheels and Ramps: Use your imagination to create streets, build ramps and explore how wheels work.
  • Rodeo Raffle: Enter to win fun prizes including a bike!
If you're ready to get out on a bike ride with your kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends teaching kids these basic bike safety rules:
  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Ride on the right side, with traffic.
  • Use appropriate hand signals.
  • Respect traffic signals.


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