Despite the high temps, that kept many people indoors, the event was enjoyed by many locals from 10am to 2pm.
|Riders eagerly awaiting their turn at the "Safe Moves" course.|
▼The kids would check in first at the Rotary canopy, then head over to the bike inspection point, operated by the boy scouts. Then there was a safety course where they were taught to look out for many dangers that cyclists face on the road. Once they completed the course they got a free helmet.
There were vendors and various information booths. In addition to the Rotary Club booth, the City of Wildomar was present, as was Wildomar CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), the Wildomar Walkers had a booth and raffled of a couple of baskets, Wildomar Chamber of Commerce, RTA had a Bus... air conditioned no less... and that was a very pleasant five minutes I spent asking questions about routes and fairs and dodging the Sun's rays. I found out it's $1.50 to ride the bus and $4.00 to ride it all day long all over the county.
The VFW had a booth as did SunPro Solar. Some of the local candidates had a booth, Giordano's Martial Arts, Frolicking Frog (jewelry/crafts), Boy Scout troop 332, Sports Authority and Ace were there. Oh and a blood drive by Life Stream.
Watch the video to get a feel of the day. It's part photo montage, part live action and a few thoughts from Nita McCoubrey, a Wildomar mother that lost her son to a bicycle accident in 2009. Also in the video are highlights of the BMX Pros Trick Team. They jumped over some Karate Kids (not Ralph Macchio), some of the Wildomar Queens and Thunder (mascot of the Lake Elsinore Storm baseball club).
This was but a small sampling of what the stunt riders were doing.
|These guys could fly!|
If there was a theme for today's event, other than family fun, it was this.
◄ If you ride a bike, wear your helmet! ►
I hope more families will be sure to attend the next time this event is held in Wildomar. I'm crossing my fingers that it will be a Springtime event, before the Kids are out of school, next year.
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|Wheels up, Helmets on!|