Kids biking for safety at West Chatham Elementary

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It was nice weather early Saturday to take a spin for safety.

The Coastal Bicycle touring club hosted an educational bike rodeo at West Chatham Elementary School.

Organizers wanted to take a positive step towards getting kids off couches and back on their bikes riding to school and around their neighborhoods.

There was off-bike instructions, as well as on-bike demonstrations and stations for children to ride through and show what they've learned.

"The traffic's very heavy in the mornings and in the afternoons when the kids are going home so to make sure they understand where and how they should be riding their bikes is very important." said Tommy Gibbs, instructor at West Chatham Elementary.

Those who participated were rewarded with prizes from West Chatham Elementary.

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