Packers, Bellin Health to host bike safety rodeo Thursday, Aug. 1

Event helps promote safe cycling and offers helmet fittings, bike safety course and helmet giveaways 

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The Green Bay Packers, Bellin Health and the Safe Kids Coalition will team up for an event to promote bike safety on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Lambeau Field.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Lambeau Field's east parking lot adjacent to the Johnsonville Tailgate Village.

The bike rodeo will feature free bike helmet fittings, a free bike helmet giveaway and a safety course for children to learn and practice bicycle riding skills. Kids can also enjoy special activities including face painting and balloon twisters.

Children can take part in the free bike helmet fitting between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Free bike helmets will be available for the first 800 children, or while supplies last. For those who have helmets, representatives will be on hand to check sizing and make adjustments. Safety experts will educate children and parents alike on the importance of wearing bike helmets.

Children may then take part in a newly redesigned bike obstacle course, instructed by the De Pere Police Department, which will teach them safe biking skills.

The bike safety event celebrates the Green Bay Packers' time-honored tradition in which children bring their bikes to training camp and allow the football players to ride the bikes between the locker room and the practice facilities.

Additionally, the Big Taste Grill from Johnsonville will be on-site, serving up freshly grilled Johnsonville brats from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the brat sale will be donated to the Brown County Crime Prevention Foundation, who will be providing the volunteers to work the event, and Brown County will have several of their safety vehicles on display.

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