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Midland Cops Teach Kids Bike Safety

It was all about safety this weekend as My Community Federal Credit Union in Midland and the police department joined forces to teach kids about bicycle safety.
It was all about safety this weekend as My Community Federal Credit Union in Midland and the police department joined forces to teach kids about bicycle safety.

“It's summer time, the kids are out there on their bikes and we just want to make sure that they're safe and know all the rules to ride so that they don't get hurt,” said Susie Masten, SVP at My Community Federal Credit Union in Midland.

Children of all ages got a free bike safety lesson, but it was also beneficial for the parents.

“They're teaching children how to ride properly and they're teaching some hand signals that they can use if they ever ride on the streets,” said Jason Jungman, a parent at the event.

Midland Police Officer Loren Frost explained how to alert and avoid traffic while riding bike:

“Show them the correct way to mount their bicycle and we put up a small course with zig zags and turns and right turns teach them intersections and stop signs,” Frost said.

Because the increase of population in the tall city is also increasing traffic.

“Even the neighborhood has increased quite a bit so we try to teach the kids to look out for cars because they're on small bikes and even big bikes,” Frost said.

A lesson the kids enjoyed having.

“We are riding bikes together because we have to try to learn and learn so we can get better without training wheel,” said five-year-old Leah Worenell.

And the police reminded the kids that safety is always first.

“So we tell the kids, if you're going to ride, suit up with your helmet and pads on and make sure your bike is in shape and just ride really really aware,” Frost said.

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