Dublin Villager

Fire department helping kids get ready to ride

Friday June 7, 2013 9:33 PM

The Washington Township Fire Department will hold it's first ever "Ready to Ride" class for Dublin youths (ages 8 and older and accompanied by parent or guardian) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday June 20.

Members of the fire department's EMS Bike Patrol will show class participants how to evaluate and ready their bicycles for safe summertime riding.

Topics covered in the class will include seat and handle bar positioning, tire pressure and brake adjustment, helmet fitting, hand signals, and safe riding tips.

Paramedics will demonstrate the use of hand tools that participants will then use to adjust their own bicycles so they are comfortable and safe to ride.

Both adults and youth are required to bring their bicycle and helmet so they can participate in all aspects of the program.

A short group ride on Coffman Park bike trails will give participants a chance to practice hand signals and learn about geocaching, a fun, outdoor activity.

To register, call 614-652-3920 by June 13.

There is no cost for this program but pre-registration and city of Dublin/Washington Township residency is required. Class size is limited.

The Washington Township Fire Department provides fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and education and safety programs for Washington Township, which encompasses portions of Franklin County including the city of Dublin and portions of Delaware and Union counties.

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