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Red, White & Blue and bike rodeos (letter)

On behalf of the Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District, I would like to thank the Summit School District for allowing us to conduct bike rodeos for the students of Breckenridge Elementary School and Upper Blue Elementary School. The children learned some basic bicycling skills and safety tips. The instruction presented was based on bicycle crash research.

This was a fun safety event that involved the collaboration of several agencies and community volunteers. I would like to thank Breckenridge Grand Vacations for helping us fund this event. I would also like to thank our community partners who helped make this event possible: Town of Breckenridge Streets Department, Breckenridge Police Department, Think First, Summit Medical Center, Carvers, Mountain Wave, and Moe's Original Bar B Que. In addition, we had many volunteers who helped staff the event. Their participation helped make the event run much smoother and it gave us flexibility in the event that our firefighters were called for an emergency. Thank you very much to our committed volunteers: Gretchen Joslin, Deborah Young, Helen & Don Gerstein, Bill & Leslie Ramsay, Greg Seebart, Joe Reichert, Teresa Perkins, Alex Eickelman, Eli Burke, Sam Brede, Kris Randall, and our Think First volunteers: Holly, B.J., Dori, Emily, Heather, Karen, Molly, Christie, and Paula. We couldn't have done it without your dedication and commitment.

Biking safely gives children mobility and helps them to grow personally. Biking is an exhilarating sport and we appreciate the overwhelming support of our community to teach our children how to bike safely. We are extremely fortunate to have such knowledgeable and caring volunteers that go the extra mile to make a difference. Working together we are making the Upper Blue River Basin a safer place for our children.

Jackie D. Pike

Deputy Fire Marshal

Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District