Annual Bicycle Rodeo
Fulton Police Department Bicycle Patrol Unit, in conjunction with the
New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Council, held its annual
bicycle rodeo on Saturday June 5th. Several hundred youth attended the
event, which is aimed at teaching youth about safe bicycle riding skills
and practices. During the fun-filled event, children were treated to
air hop rides, hot dogs, donut holes, and other prizes. In addition,
Fulton Police gave out over 100 helmets, courtesy of the Governor’s
Traffic Safety Council and the Fulton Police Benevolent Association.
Fourbrand new bicycles were raffled off, courtesy of Dunkin Donuts.
Additional participating groups have included Oswego Health, the City of Fulton, the Oswego County Child Advocacy Center,
Fulton Rotary Club, the Oswego County Sheriffs Department, the Oswego
County Health Department, the Oswego County Traffic SafetyBoard, Fulton City School District, Doyle’s Bike Shop, and Menter’s Ambulance Company.
Fulton Police Department is committed to traffic safety, to include
bicycle safety, as well as to the youth of the community. Any child in
need of a bicycle helmet may stop in to the Fulton Police Department to
be fitted for a new helmet free of charge.
Police Bicycle Patrol Officer Steve Lunn Jr instructs a young rider on
proper hand signaling at the start of the rodeo skills course, while
Fulton Police Bicycle Patrol Officer Vic Kaufman looks on.