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Tikes ride on Landon Lane for memorial bike rodeo

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Young bicyclists and their families took advantage of the nice weather Saturday in Norfolk, Nebraska by attending an annual event that teaches youngsters about safety and rules of road while biking. 

Norfolk's Pedal Park was the site of the Landon Bos Memorial Bike Rodeo and included well over 100 participants. 

The event is named after young Landon Bos of Norfolk, who died six years ago as the result of a car/pedestrian accident and the track that goes around the park is called "Landon Lane."

At the bike rodeo, kids got fresh air in their tires, received helmets, got their bikes registered and tuned up, plus learned from local police what they are supposed to do when riding. 

Norfolk's Police Chief said it's important that kids know their responsibilities while riding, however motorists also need to be aware of THEIR responsibilities.  Bill Mizner added the number one thing motorists can do to help prevent bicycle related accidents is to stay focused on their driving.

"We're thinking about things…job and family…going through our to-do list, and while our eyes may be on the road, we're really not focused on watching for potential hazards.  And that becomes very, very dangerous for these young people who are out there sharing the roads with them," said Mizner.

Mizner said Norfolk has been very fortunate over the past couple of years when it comes to car/pedestrian accidents, and he hopes this bike rodeo combined with parents talking with their kids is having something to do with that.  

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