Public Event: MountainView Hospital Celebrates Bike Safety with Community Bike Rodeo
What: Kids – grab your parents and join MountainView Hospital, in partnership with Land Rover Jaguar Las Vegas, for a family-fun, kid-friendly Bike Rodeo!
Make sure to bring your bike for this FREE event that will feature a kid’s bike course, bike safety checks, helmet giveaway, BMX demonstrations by Ricardo Laguna, bike routes from the bike maps, giveaways, free bike raffle and more!
When: Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: MountainView Hospital
Northwest Parking Lot (near the Goodwill truck)
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Who: Brought to you by MountainView Hospital, in partnership with:
- Jaguar | Land Rover Las Vegas
- Ricardo Laguna
- Regional Transportation Commission
- Clark County School District Police
- Nevada Highway Patrol
- Las Vegas Cyclery
- Urgent Care Now (an affiliate of HCA)
- Girl Scouts
- Safe Kids Clark County (car seat checks)
- AMR – meet with first responders and check out the inside of an ambulance!
- Las Vegas AMBUCS - Creating Mobility and Independence for People with Disabilities
- Oso Ono Shave Ice
- Look Out Kids About
Studies show that less than half of Americans who ride bicycles wear helmets. A national survey conducted in 2001-2003 found that only 48 percent of children ages 5-14 years wore bicycle helmets when riding. Further, older children were less likely to wear helmets than younger children, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The CDC reports that in 2010 in the U.S., 800 bicyclists were killed and an estimated 515,000 sustained bicycle-related injuries that required emergency department care. Roughly half of these cyclists were children and adolescents under the age of 20. Annually, 26,000 of these bicycle-related injuries to children and adolescents are traumatic brain injuries treated in emergency departments.
Our goal is to get a bike helmet into the hands of anyone who needs one to reduce bike injuries and deaths.