Safe Kids Larimer County has been in existence since 1998, first led by the Larimer County Health Department and led by UCHealth since 2002. We work closely with a number of community businesses, agencies, and organizations to expand our reach to reduce accidental injury to children birth to 19 years of age.
This month, we would like to thank the PEDAL Club and the Egg & I for their support of our bicycle helmet program. The PEDAL Club recently biked to the 4 different Egg & I restaurants in Loveland and Fort Collins to raise money for us to buy additional helmets. The Egg & I also donated 25% of kid’s meals purchased that day to Safe Kids. Together, they raised over $350 which equates to more than 35 helmets we can buy and distribute to children in our community.
The PEDAL Club also works hard to educate the community through programs and presentations on bicycle laws and the importance of helmet use. Their passion for bicycling can be seen on the streets of Loveland and in their presentations to the community.
About our partners:
The PEDAL Club, or People’s Efforts to De-emphasize Automobiles in Loveland, was founded in 1970 by Joe Brockstein, Jim Disney, Art Minnick and Darrel Smith. They provide organized bicycle rides, do educational presentations and work with the city to create safe and practical bicycle infrastructure.
The Egg & I restaurant was born in Fort Collins in 1987 by Rayno and Patty Seaser. There are now 92 restaurants throughout the country.