Bike skills fair is May 14, not May 19

Keizer’s Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committee is hosting a bike skills fair at city hall on May 14 from 1-3 p.m. Committee member Hersch Sangster, who is coordinating the event, says it’s open to kids of all ages.

“ODOT is supposed to have a booth, as well as Safe Routes to School, and Northwest Hub will be here to do bike inspections and very minor bike repair,” said Sangster.

He said groups of five to 10 kids will begin in the lobby where they will receive some basic instruction.

“I have a 3rd grade teacher who is a Safe Routes to School instructor who will give five or 10 minutes of instruction on bike safety and some of the skills they’ll be practicing,” he said.

Northwest Hub and other volunteers will do the bike inspections while the kids are in the training. The kids will then go through the course itself, which will be set up in the parking lot. At the end of the course, Keizer police officers will escort each group on bike rides.

Sangster said the event itself will mostly be held in the south parking lot at city hall.