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Pedal Power: Area youth make inaugural bike workshop a success

Pedal Power: Area youth make inaugural bike workshop a success

Through a vision to promote youth bicycle awareness, safety, and fun, University of Illinois Extension
4-H forged a partnership with the Princeton Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission to make a youth bike workshop a reality. 

On Wednesday, May 16th area youth gathered at Perry Memorial Hospital’s employee parking lot to partake in an inaugural bike workshop led by Princeton Police Officers and Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission members.  Youth were guided through four stations learning and mastering skills in proper hand signaling, maneuvering, awareness, and more. 

At the commencement of the workshop, youth were treated to a dinner and awarded certificates and a goody bag for their participation.  The workshop was held during National Bike Month.

“I am immensely grateful for the combined efforts of the community to bring this workshop to fruition,” University of Illinois 4-H and Youth Development Program Coordinator, Danielle Saletzki, stated. “Princeton has been doing a wonderful job creating and promoting events to engage its residents.  It seemed a natural fit to provide all area youth with an opportunity to learn the skills needed to safely partake in an activity that can be enjoyed in our communities for years to come.” 

Illinois 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization in Illinois, challenging youth to “learn by doing” with fun, hands-on activities that teach skills for living.

“The City of Princeton Bike-Pedestrian Commission was pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the University of Illinois Extension 4-H and the Police Department on the Bike Workshop.  One of our aims is to promote safety in biking in the community. The skills taught during the workshop supports this goal,” shared Annette Schnabel, Princeton Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission Chair.

For more information about 4-H call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-875-2878. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.


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