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Health Link, Georgia State Patrol, others team up for bike rodeo Saturday

On Saturday May 21, Health Link and the Georgia State Patrol will be working together to bring the community the Second Annual Bike Rodeo.

It is a day of fun and learning for children of all ages and their parents.

Trooper Steve Shelton of the Thomson Post of the Georgia State Patrol has worked very hard to ensure that this is a day that will both benefit and entertain. Trooper Shelton, along with some help from the Columbia County Bike Patrol, will set up an obstacle course that they will use to teach bike safety as well as play games.

Generous local sponsors have donated prizes which include two bikes (from Thomson Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Eagle), helmets (from the Columbia County Bike Patrol) and other free goodies.

Children of all ages are welcome regardless of their ability. There will be instruction for kids who already know how to ride as well as a group for younger children, training wheels are welcome.

After the safety instruction and games, there will be an escorted ride through the neighborhood directly behind Thomson Middle School. Parents are asked to participate in this ride. There will also be displays by the Georgia State Patrol and the Thomson DARE Program. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. at the Thomson Middle School parking lot. For more information on this community event call Health Link at 595-5615.



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