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Community

‘Safe Wheels’ bike rodeo marks anniversary Saturday in Prophetstown

PROPHETSTOWN – The 15th annual “Safe Wheels” bike safety rodeo will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Prophetstown Elementary School, 301 W. Third St,

The program is free. All kindergarten students, as well as any student new to the school this year, will receive a free bicycle helmet at school before the rodeo. Free helmets also will be available at the rodeo.

Wonder Wheels BMX of Indianapolis will perform a BMX stunt/ramp show at 11:20 a.m. on the playground. T-shirts and door prizes will be available for children, and door prizes will be presented for adults. The Prophetstown Police Department will present various bicycle information and clinics.

The Prophetstown Masonic Lodge will sponsor a child ID program. A fun fair will be presented, with 10 free tickets at the gate for children from preschool to fifth grade. Additional tickets will be 10 for $1.

A family fun walk and ride will start at 12:15 p.m., with families able to take a pedestrian/bicycle/wheelchair path to Winning Wheels, 701 E. Third St. Prophetstown police will direct traffic on Washington Street for safety. Hot dogs and entertainment will be provided.

At 1:30 p.m., a variety of raffles and drawings will take place, including 12 bicycles for adults and children, and a raffle to benefit Pat’s Table, a weekly community meal at Prophetstown United Methodist Church. Winners must be present to receive their prize. Activities will continue until 2:30 p.m. at Winning Wheels.

There is no rain date. The BMX stunt show will take place regardless of weather. For more information, call Mike Chastain at 815-537-5168, ext. 206.

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