Every year sadly another child suffers a head injury riding a bike without a helmet. Brain injuries can take months to years or even a lifetime to heal. As bicyclists, the PEDAL Club understands the need for helmets on every cyclist. Since 2013 PEDAL and the Egg & I have been hosting an annual fundraiser to help Safe Kids Larimer County raise money to purchase helmets for kids. In this past school year, Safe Kids Larimer County reached 3,088 third grade students through the Strap and Snap program in TSD, PSD and WSD. In the 2016 school year, 2,394 third grade students went through the program. During that time, 508 helmets were fitted and 467 helmets were distributed to students. This year our goal is to raise $500 for Safe Kids Larimer County so they can continue to educate and protect our children. There will be booths at the Loveland Egg & I and the Oakridge Egg & I offering helmets for bicyclists and skateboarders for $10.00 each. All monies collected go to Safe Kids Larimer County.
You can help by visiting any participating Egg & I Saturday, Sept. 30th by any type of vehicle. The Egg & I’s in Fort Collins and Loveland will be donating 25% of all kids meals sold this weekend to Safe Kids Larimer County. Those wanting to join the PEDAL Club’s ride can meet us at Centennial Park, 977 W 1st St, Loveland. The ride will depart from the east side of the park at 8am. The ride is approximately 35 miles. You can ride with us to one, two or all three Egg & I’s. For more information you can visit PEDAL’s website at: Pedalclub.org. Please remember to wear your helmet!