Enjoy NCM’s First Annual Family Bicycle Safety Day!

The National Children’s Museum (NCM) will celebrate its first annual Bicycle Safety Day at the Launch Zone on May 22. As summer approaches, families are invited to join NCM and the Alexander Lance Booker Child Safety Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing accidents and injury for kids under 17, to prepare their bicycles for warm weather activities and enjoy an afternoon of bicycle fixing, decorating, and riding.

Kids can bring their own bicycles or tricycles to the Launch Zone, where they will have an opportunity to:

* Create their own bicycle nameplates and decorate their bikes;

* Visit the bicycle helmet and check stations, courtesy of Capitol Hill Bikes;

* Participate in a bicycle rodeo featuring a safety obstacle course with the C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) of Prince George’s County, a group that provides resources for families and friends of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty; and

* Join Parade Marshall Prince George’s County Council Member Tony Knotts for the “Great NCM Bicycle Parade” to show off newly decorated bikes.

Plus, families can enter a raffle to win one of seven brand new kids’ bike helmets, bicycle safety gear, a $50 gift card to Revolution Cycles, an NCM goody basket, and other prizes. Drawings will be held every hour throughout the event.

Other activities for the whole family will be presented by the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation Xtreme Teen Street Team and Harley Davidson.

In addition, the child founder of Wheels to Africa and one of the Museum’s “kid heroes,” Winston Duncan, and his mother, Dixie, will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about their non-profit organization. The group collects used bikes, repairs them, and sends them to Africa for those in need of daily transportation.

When: Saturday, May 22: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., RAIN or SHINE

Where: 112 Waterfront St. National Harbor, MD 20745

Visitors can access the Launch Zone with their bikes by riding to National Harbor via one of the area’s many bike paths. Families may also use any of National Harbor’s parking lots or drive and park free of charge at Metro’s Oxon Hill Park & Ride, then take a quick bike ride to the Harbor.

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