Wednesday, April 15, 2009

su youth bike rodeo this friday

For Immediate Release:

Shippensburg University Cycling Team Announces Youth Bike Rodeo

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania -- April 14, 2009 -- On Friday, April 17, 2009, students from the Shippensburg University Cycling Team will host the First Annual Spring Youth Bicycling Rodeo. Intended for children 14 years of age and younger, the event will include activities such as helmet fitting, minor bicycle maintenance, safety tips, and a skills-testing obstacle course. The event begins at 4:30 pm and will continue until 7:00 pm.

The rodeo will be held on the Shippensburg University campus, in the parking lot between the student recreation fields and the Luhrs Performing Arts Center. While there will be no adult specific activities, parents are encouraged to stay and participate. All participants should bring a bicycle and wear a helmet.

About The Shippensburg University Cycling Team:
The Shippensburg University cycling Team is organized as a university club sport. Its members compete in road and mountain bike events in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference ( under the auspices of USA Cycling ( The team is funded by the university student senate as well as the generous support of area businesses including Sunrise Computers and Electronics (, Historic Preservation Services (, InGear Cycling and Fitness (, and The team holds regular training rides, open to all area cyclists, in the beautiful rural farmland and mountainous terrain in Cumberland and Franklin Counties.

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