LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Mayo Clinic Health System staff taught kids about bike safety Saturday morning.
The Bike Safe event demonstrated safe riding techniques including how to properly check for cars and obey street signs.
Kids then had the chance to practice their skills on an obstacle course.
"Not only do we, driving on the road, have to look out for kids on bikes, the kids really need to be aware," said Seth Rossow, business development specialist at Mayo. "If I'm going to ride my bike to school, I really need to make sure I'm obeying the rules and looking out for cars and wearing my helmet and getting to school safely."
Participants also had the chance to have their bikes and helmets fitted, and take part in a bicycle parade.
Bike Safe is part of the La Crosse Area Labor Day Weekend Bicycle Festival.
Bicycle rides this weekend include a homemade ice cream tour, a coffee and muffin ride, and an architectural tour.
Rides start at Cameron Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. each day.
The festival runs until Monday morning.
For more information visit www.bicyclelacrosse.com.
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