School Remembers Fallen Cyclist with Free Helmets and a Rodeo

Bike Rodeo Encourages Traffic Awareness and Responsibility
When I first read that StreetFilms had made a film about putting kids in a rodeo, I thought they’d maybe gone a little crazy – but it turns out that a bike rodeo isn’t as dangerous as it sounds. Essentially a bike-focussed version of driver’s ed, the bike rodeo at P.S. 76, the Bennington School, in the Bronx, was a celebration of the completion of a month long physical education unit on bike safety and riding. The rodeo itself was an activity day that featured competitions and demonstrations, showing kids how to bike safely and responsibly. It was also an opportunity to remember a classmate, 10-year-old Michael Needham Jnr. who was killed by a speeding car last June. In response to the accident, the school formed a bike safety committee which not only organized the month of education and bike rodeo, but also purchased helmets for every child in the school. Click below the fold for more inspiring videos from StreetFilms.
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