The Kenora Detachment of the OPP is turning their attention to helping youth stay safe on the roads this summer. Officers hosted the annual Grand Bike Rodeo earlier today at the Kenora Recreation Centre, to help teach kids the do’s and don’ts of bicycling on local roads.

“We have 6 stations that deal with turning, braking, bike equipment, helmet size, and how to be careful on the road,” said OPP Constable Laurie Harkoff.

Students from every school in the Kenora, Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls areas were in attendance, and were all hoping to win the grand-prize of a new bike. As the summer season approaches, Harkoff noted that everyone should be paying more attention, not just bicycling-youth.

“Everyone should just be aware of their surroundings, that’s bikers and especially motorists. Pay attention to the posted speed limits. Most of all, stay off your phone.”

Harkoff then thanked the local Tim Hortons for donating the grand-prize bike, Timbits and juice for the youth.

Juniors:

1st- Laura Parker- King George

2nd- Jade Bunn- Evergreen

3rd- Baylee Greaves- Valleyview

Seniors:

1st- Nick Nelson- Valleyview

2nd-  Will Wagenaar- King George

3rd- Jacob Lund- St. Louis School

Raffle draw winner: Oliver Peters, Valleyview



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