Rediscover Your Bike
By Cathy Copot-Nepszy
(WINDSOR, ON) – Rediscover Your Bike 2012, is rolling bigger than ever in Windsor-Essex County! With the number of beautiful bike trails in Windsor and Essex County, your Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and local community partners encourage area residents to get in motion and “Rediscover Your Bike”. This year Rediscover Your Bike is coming to four towns around Windsor-Essex County: Kingsville, LaSalle, Leamington, and Windsor. These events will help people of all ages gear up to ride their bikes safely this Summer.
May 26th 10AM-12PM
Kingsville Recreation Complex
1741 Jasperson Lane, Kingsville
June 2nd 9AM-11PM
Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex
249 Sherk St., Leamington
June 16th 10AM-12PM
Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex
2121 Laurier Drive, LaSalle
June 23rd 9-11AM
Optimist Memorial Park
1075 Ypres Blvd, Windsor
Participate and be entitled to lots of free bike giveaways, and an entry into a prize draw. Participants can also learn about helmet safety, bike safety, and healthy food options through this event. Helmet giveaways and helmet fitting, bike safety checks, bike rodeo for kids, and guided trail rides will be offered too.
With so many vehicles on the road, it’s important for everyone to learn to ride safely. A critical part of bicycle safety is wearing a helmet. Bicycle helmets save lives and are to be worn by riders under 18 years of age. In the event of a crash, helmets reduce the risk of head injury by up to 85 percent when fitted properly and worn correctly.
Bicycling is one of the top five activities enjoyed by Canadians. It’s an excellent form of physical activity that is low-impact, convenient, fun, and can by enjoyed by people of all ages. However, only an average of 7% of children and 15.4% of adults get enough physical activity per the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines.
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