Kiwanis Club teaches youth on bike safety

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The Kiwanis Club hosted a Star Wars-themed biking event called “The Empire Bikes Back” at Morse to teach bike safety to kids and adults on May 19, 2018.

The participants brought their own bikes to ride along the path. Registration was at 9 a.m., and a parents or guardians accompanied the bikers. Only ages 7-21 participated.

“We at the Kiwanis Club cherish our children, and we make sure that when they are on the road, they are safe,” said president Zoneice Jones.

When the bikers first arrived, they received a helmet and a t-shirt. The Kiwanis Club members helped fix up bikes to start biking along a set path. They also gave instruction on how to ride bikes safely on the road.

The fire department and police department were at the event. Many students won prizes from the raffle such as bikes, helmets, and key chains. However, the purpose of the whole event was to educate kids to be respectful on the road and obey the laws.

“There have been thousands of bike accidents, and we are trying to prevent that,” said event host Nathan Brook.

The Kiwanis Club holds events around Southeastern San Diego. They also provide scholarships to students and have meetings at the Jacob’s Center.