Elementary school hosts fifth annual bike rodeo

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Cheerful students line up at the starting line during Ignacio Elementary School's bike rodeo on Friday, March 28.
Two bicyclers share a smile together before starting the road safety training.
Students must carefully steer the bikes to avoid crashing into one another. A collision results to ten pushups.
A young biker gets an assisted push by Officer Dave Peterson of the Durango Police Department.
Elementary student, Cam'ron Doyebi carefully circles around placed traffic cones as part of the bike rodeo's safety exercise.
The bike rodeo has been put together for grades K-5, K-8, and has since continued into its fifth year.
Students received free helmets from Gray Matters Regional Medical Center as a goal to increase helmet usage within the community.
Kruz Pardo, peer leader, helps a student with a starting push.
The Plus Group is a band of peers who lent a hand in the students' road safety tests.
Ready to hop onto some wheels, a young rider gets a helpful hand from an event representative.
Traffic lights and crosswalks were provided as a simulation for the students to reaffirm the rules of the road.
Young bicyclers give their fullest attention to the common rules of traffic during the exercise.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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Students of Ignacio Elementary School were treated with a bicycle rodeo sponsored by Gray Matters Regional Medical Center on Friday, March 28. The event was held to ensure students are aware of bicycle safety and road precaution. Included in the lecture were members of the Durango Police Department who provided their assistance to the young riders. Students who owned their own bikes received free helmets from the event organizers.

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