City program offers bicycle safety course, free bikes for kids
December 15, 2018 06:56 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – The City of Albuquerque hosted a free course on bicycle safety and maintenance at the Esperanza Bike Shop Saturday morning.
At the city’s annual “Holiday Earn A Bike” event for low-income families, parents got to reinforced their knowledge on bike safety to pass along to their children.
"Being able to learn this stuff from this class, it'll be able to help us maintain their bikes and be prepared to ride," said attendee and parent Marquise Martinez.
After completing the course, each parent earned a donated refurbished bike for their kids.
Martinez got one for his 10-year-old son.
“It’s amazing. It’s great for the kids and I’m very thankful for the people that do it," Martinez said.
Hugh Hules of the Parks and Recreation Department said Saturday’s event was geared towards parents of young children who are just learning to ride on two wheels.
"We teach some safe cycling techniques. We teach some basic mechanics as far as how to fix a flat tire, some things like that and then also helmet safety and where are good places to take your kid to ride,” said Hulse.
Updated: December 15, 2018 06:56 PM
Created: December 15, 2018 06:35 PM
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