Cycle Fest teaches courses on bike skills and safety

Jonesboro, AR (KAIT)- Many people of all ages came out to the Craighead Forest Park Saturday for the Northeast Arkansas Bicycle Coalition Cycle Fest.  Kids and Adults were taught lessons of safe cycling and bike handling skills and how to keep that equipment in tip top shape.

There was also an injury prevention for cyclists, a mountain bike skills course and a road bike skills course.  Organizers say it's a great way to learn more about the pre-cautions of riding a bike, and to have a little fun.  "It's a celebration of National Bike Month is in May and this is how we're celebrating and we are trying to teach kids and adults all the skills they need to enjoy their bikes, have fun and be safe" says Sally Broadaway, President of the NEA Bicycle Coalition.  Saturday's event was the first of its kind in Jonesboro.

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