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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Local BYOBike

4th Annual Bike Safety Day
Saturday, May 21nd
10 Am - NOON
Little Stars of Bethlehem Preschool
1355 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem

Hayluri “Luley” Beckles was inspired to organize the Annual Bike Safety event in honor of her son, Joshua Palomares-Beckles, who was hit by a drunk-driver while riding his bicycle. Although armed with a helmet, he succumbed to severe head injuries while being treated at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center on May 20, 2006.

Since its inception in 2007, The Annual Bike Safety event has not only distributed 509 properly fitted helmets to community children, but has increased community awareness about the law and continues to capture the hearts and support of local volunteers and sponsors.

The Winston-Salem Bike Patrol and Crime Prevention Unit, Work-Family Resource Center, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), Chick-Fil-A at Hanes Mall Blvd., R.J. Reynolds High School Senior Girls Service Club, the Gives Family, the Chrysson Family, the Holton Family, the Gateway YMCA, the Children’s Museum of Winston Salem, Safe Kids of Northwest Piedmont and Little Stars of Bethlehem Preschool have all lent their resources to ensure educational materials and free helmets reach as many little riders as possible.

This years’ event will feature a bike rodeo conducted by police officers from the Bike Patrol Unit and all materials will be issued in English and Spanish.
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