For Your Protection: Bicycle safety for children

Bike Safety
Posted at 6:55 PM, May 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-16 15:18:09-04

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) -- With summer break around the corner, Quincy Police Department is hosting an upcoming event to help kids make sure it's a safe summer break.

Quincy Police Department is hosting a Bicycle Safety Rodeo this weekend. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be free bicycle helmets (while supplies last) and a drawing for a new bike.

The event is Saturday, May 18 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Quincy's Tanyard Creek Park.

In this week's "For Your Protection" (video below) Lt. Troy Gilyard talks about best practices to keep your child safe this summer, and best bicycle safety tips.

Watch "For Your Protection" every Tuesday and Thursday on WTXL ABC27 News at 5:30 p.m.

Click here for more bicycle safety tips from National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.