A youngster gets his bike tire pressure checked at the Singletrack tent Tuesday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Hundreds show up for safety, community, at Snoqualmie’s Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo and National Night Out

Safety education has never been so much fun. Just ask the hundreds of children and families who took part in Snoqualmie’s annual safety fair, a combination of the annual Tanner Jeans Memorial Bike Rodeo, and the National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA.

Families streamed in throughout the evening and children formed a long, snaking line at the start of the bicycle safety exercises. Their mission was to visit almost every station for information, prizes, and a signature on their checklists, to collect a prize from the Snoqualmie Police Department booth. Children who completed the bike safety exercises also received a free Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo T-shirt.

Along the way, they also partook of a hot dog cookout by the police department, balloon animals, face painting, snow cones and geocaching by Compass Outdoor Adventures, and a sneak preview of the Legends Car Club vehicles to be on display at the Aug. 20 Railroad Days car show.

Event sponsors were the Snoqualmie Police Department and the Tanner Jeans Memorial Foundation.

Brandon Rowley gets some unexpected help from his infant daughter Hannah when he signs in his family for the Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo and National Night Out event last week in Snoqualmie. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo Clockwise from above: Compass Outdoor Adventures staff served up snow cones to children wearing an impressive variety of bike helmets. Molly Drango, 6, completes a figure-eight exercise. Brandon Rowley gets some help signing in from his infant daughter Hannah. Natalie Tassielli and Hallie Rogers, gave out free T-shirts at the Rodeo.

Molly Drango, 6, completes a figure-eight exercise at the Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo Aug. 1. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Children lined up to try firefighting for themselves. With a little help from an adult, they used a fire hose to spray out a fire, represented by orange traffic cones. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

T.J. Wright Munden grins as he plays firefighter at the Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo and National Night Out event Aug. 1. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Zoe, age 7, answers questions from Trooper Tim Williams at the four-way stop challenge of the Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo Aug. 1. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Legends Car Club members brought a preview of the Railroad Days car show to Snoqualmie’s National Night Out and Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo last Tuesday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Michael Marinos talks to participants about gun safety at the Aug. 1 event. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Kaley Seidenstucker, left and April Brown discuss CERT training with guests at the event Tuesday evening. Seidenstucker volunteered to model the stylish green vest that CERT students receive when they complete the class and sign up as volunteer emergency responders. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Natalie Tassielli and Hallie Rogers, volunteering at the Tanner Jeans T-shirt station, hold up the free shirts for children who complete the rodeo. Also helping out,but not pictured was Ivy Simon. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Natalie Tassielli and Hallie Rogers, volunteering at the Tanner Jeans T-shirt station, hold up the free shirts for children who complete the rodeo. Also helping out,but not pictured was Ivy Simon. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Children take a cooling run through the sprinkler set up courtesy of the Snoqualmie Fire Department. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

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