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updated: 8/7/2014 6:11 PM

Kids test bike skills, learn about safety during Gurnee bike rodeo

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  • Keira Dallstream, 4, of Gurnee, gets some pointers from Gurnee Police Officer Marty DePerte during Thursday's bike rodeo at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee.

       Keira Dallstream, 4, of Gurnee, gets some pointers from Gurnee Police Officer Marty DePerte during Thursday's bike rodeo at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Renee Rissmann, 11, of Gurnee, maneuvers through a figure-8 during Thursday's bike rodeo at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee.

       Renee Rissmann, 11, of Gurnee, maneuvers through a figure-8 during Thursday's bike rodeo at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 

The parking lot at Woodland Middle School was turned into an obstacle course as kids participated in a bike rodeo Thursday morning.

Kids maneuvered their bikes through various stations that tested their skills and helped to teach bicycle safety.

The annual bike rodeo is put on by the Gurnee Police department and runs concurrently with the annual Gurnee Days festival.

Another bike rodeo will take place on Friday at Gurnee Fire Station #1 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Kids that participate are entered into a raffle. Prizes include three bicycles per location, as well as helmets, backpacks and water bottles.

Gurnee Days runs through Sunday. Aug. 10 in Viking Park.

To find out more information about Gurnee Days visit:

http://www.gurneedays.com/

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