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Snoqualmie bike safety rodeo back for 6th year

Jordan Goodwin, 3, of Snoqualmie, gets a lesson in stopping for cars and looking both ways during a journey through the obstacle course at the fifth annual Tanner Jeans Memorial Foundation Bike Safety Rodeo. The event returns on June 12. - Seth Truscott / Snoqualmie Valley Record
Jordan Goodwin, 3, of Snoqualmie, gets a lesson in stopping for cars and looking both ways during a journey through the obstacle course at the fifth annual Tanner Jeans Memorial Foundation Bike Safety Rodeo. The event returns on June 12.
— image credit: Seth Truscott / Snoqualmie Valley Record

Now the largest bike safety event in the Northwest, the Tanner Jeans Memorial Bike Safety Rodeo returns for its sixth year on Saturday, June 12.

The rodeo is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cascade View Elementary School and Community Park, 35016 S.E. Ridge St., on Snoqualmie Ridge.

Sponsoring the rodeo, The Tanner Jeans Memorial Foundation formed six years ago in response to the tragic death of 7-year-old Tanner Jeans in a bicycle accident.

Through the annual rodeo, the foundation helps children learn proper bike safety techniques. Snoqualmie police provide riding lessons and helmet inspections. Replacement helmets will be provided to those children who do not have a helmet that passes inspection.

Bike safety inspections will be conducted by members of Dirt Corp andGregg’s Cycles. Free tee-shirts and safety certificates will be provided to all participants.

Food will be provided by Johnsonville Brats. Beverages and snacks will also be provided. Bouncers, face painters, balloon makers and vendors will attend.

Participants can enter to win a new bicycle donated by TREK cycles. Tickets will be sold for $5.

All activities are free of charge, but donations are accepted.

The foundation has supported athletic and academic scholarships and child safety programs throughout the Snoqualmie Valley. For more information, call Laurie Gibbs at (425) 396-4570 or the Snoqualmie Police Department at (425) 888-3333.

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