Media Release

Learn and Practice Bicycle Safety

Monday, March 23, 2009 1:00 AM

March 23, 2009

4:25 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Department of Public Safety Reserves is hosting a bicycle rodeo for youth, ages 5-13, at the Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show, this Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m., at the Alachua County Fairgrounds (2900 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Children need to bring their bicycle, helmet (free helmets will be available while supplies last), and wear appropriate riding clothes (including closed-toe shoes).  Each participant will receive a certificate and a chance for to win door-prizes. 

"March is Florida's Bicycle Safety Month and a good time to reinforce safety on the road", says Lorraine S. Williams (Alachua County Department of Public Safety, Fire Rescue Public Education)

Please pre-register at 352-384-3106, or email Lorraine S. Williams with name and age of youth.

For more information about the Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show, click here, or contact Cindy Sanders at 352-955-2402.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).