For Immediate Release:
Shippensburg University Cycling Team Announces Youth Bike Rodeo
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania -- September 9, 2009 -- On Friday, September 25, 2009, students from the Shippensburg University Cycling Team will host the Second Semi-Annual Spring/Fall Youth Bike Rodeo. Intended for children 12 years of age and younger, the event will include activities such as helmet fitting, minor bicycle maintenance, bicycle fitting, safety tips, and a skills-testing obstiacle course. The event begins at 4:30 pm and will continue until 6:30 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.
This event builds off the success of the SU Cycling Team's first youth bike rodeo, held in April. Over 30 children particpated. At least two learned how to ride their bikes while at the event. Participation is expected to double at this second event.
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 (http://collegiatecycling.org/eccc/) under the auspices of USA Cycling (http://usacycling.org/). The team is funded by the university student senate as well as the generous support of area businesses including Sunrise Computers and Electronics (http://www.digitalsunrise.com/), Historic Preservation Services (http://www.hps-preservation.com), InGear Cycling and Fitness (http://www.ingearcycling-fitness.com/), and localcyclist.com. The team holds regular training rides, open to all area cyclits, in the rural farmland and mountainous terrain in Cumberland and Franklin Counties.
Dr. Nathan Goates