Putting your bicycle to the test

City hosts Bike Rodeo with obstacle course, bike inspections Saturday

Marco Island Police officer Frank Steiger gears up for Saturday's Bike Rodeo at Mackle Park.
City Information Services Manager Lisa Douglass, EAGLEi

Photo by Lisa Douglass, City Information Manager, EAGLE i submission

Marco Island Police officer Frank Steiger gears up for Saturday's Bike Rodeo at Mackle Park. City Information Services Manager Lisa Douglass, EAGLEi

Marco Island Police officer Frank Steiger gears up for Saturday's Bike Rodeo at Mackle Park.
City Information Services Manager Lisa Douglass, EAGLEi

Photo by Lisa Douglass, City Information Manager

Marco Island Police officer Frank Steiger gears up for Saturday's Bike Rodeo at Mackle Park. City Information Services Manager Lisa Douglass, EAGLEi

— The City of Marco Island Police Department, Parks and Recreation Department along with the Bike Pathway Committee will be hosting a Bike Rodeo 11 a.m. through 2 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at Mackle Park, 1396 Andalusia Terrace. The event is free and open to the public.

An obstacle challenge course will test rider’s skills. Free bike inspections will be provided to keep every rider on Marco Island safe. Volunteers and officers will be on hand to educate participants on bike laws, including the helmet laws. Remember children sixteen and under must wear a helmet. Stop by the event with your child to have a free child bike helmet fitted for them.

All rodeo participants can register the serial number of their bikes with the Marco Island Police Department too. This will assist in recovery of the bike in the event of a lost or stolen bike. When they register they will be automatically entered into a raffle. The raffle will be for a gift card, redeemable for a free bike provided by Marty Glaser & Phil Kostelnik of “Tour De Food Bike Club”.

Adult riders are encouraged to come to Mackle Park too. They can view the “Bicycle Pathways Master Plan” and provide comments to the Bike Committee members. Rider’s input will help improve bicycling on Marco Island. So, saddle up and ride to Mackle Park this Saturday.

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