With clear skies over 150 people took in the third annual bicycle rodeo at the E.J. Broomfield Arena last Saturday afternoon.
With the help of the RCMP riders got a chance to test their riding skills with an obstacle course where they practiced using hand signals, stopping for traffic signs and how to maneuver through obstacles on the road.
RCMP also engraved bicycles with serial numbers to identify the bikes should they be come lost or stolen. There was a bike decorating station as well as free food and drinks for everyone in the community who came out.
Minipi Outfitters from Goose Bay offered free bicycle repairs to anyone who needed it.
Janice White from Labrador Grenfell Health says this year the committee gave away close to 95 helmets from toddler to adult.
She said that Provincial Airlines flew the helmets in from St. John’s free of charge and that helped a lot due to the high cost of having things flown into Goose Bay.
White says there are several partners involved in the bike rodeo.
“We have partners from the Community Youth Network, Labrador School Board, Nunatsiavut, Health Department and Social Development, The town of Goose Bay, who provided us with the arena parking lot, Provincial Airlines and the RCMP,” she said.