FAIRFIELD — After an afternoon of bike riding, children were still hyped to jump in a bounce house.
There were screams of joy during a bike rodeo at Laurel Creek Elementary School Sunday. The event was hosted by the Boy Scouts of America Pack 101 and Host Lions Club with the help of the Solano Transportation Authority.
Pack 101 leader Mike Moffat said hosting a bike rodeo was a good opportunity to advertise the Boy Scouts’ newly formed pack as well as teach the children about bike safety and maintenance.
The bike rodeo is an STA program that teaches safe riding through an eight-part obstacle course. The rodeos take place at Solano County schools throughout the year in an effort to educate children on the rules of the road. The objective is to encourage students to walk or bike to school and ensure they are doing it safely.
Moffat felt it was the perfect event to recruit children ranging from first through fifth grade into the new Boy Scouts pack. Moffat said Pack 101 will be the first pack in Northeastern Fairfield.
The event was also an opportunity for some of the Boy Scouts’ older troops to help the children in the community.
Boy Scout William Devoe, 13, of Troop 150, guided the children through the “long roll” station in which they tested their peddling and gliding skills.
Devoe, whose been with his troop for more than one year, enjoys all his Boy Scout experiences from community service to camping.
“It’s great and a good size . . . Not too big,” he said.
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