Event is limited to the first 300 children

Cookeville –The inaugural Community Kids Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the field at Algood Park, 159 4th St.

The free community event will include games, giveaways, safety booths, inflatable obstacle course and one-mile bike ride along the rail-trail each hour.

“Parents are encouraged to stay with their children throughout the day,” said John Bell, Executive Director of the foundation. “Safety booths will include bike safety, bike repair, CPR training and first aid training. Those wishing to participate in the ride along the rail trail should plan to bring their bicycle to the park. This is going to be a fun, new event for the Algood and surrounding community.”

The event is limited to the first 300 children, who will receive a pass for a free hotdog lunch and free tastings of shaved ice, ice cream, juice and water. Parents/guardians must check in children at the front gate of the park. Food vendors will be on-site for adults or additional food purchases.

FREE event games/stations include fire truck (prepare to get wet), CPR education with Carmen’s Fund, inflatable jungle gym, bike safety with Algood Police, rail-trail mile family rides, first aid education, and bike repair station with Scouts BSA. Kids who complete check-in at each station will enter the drawing for FREE prizes, including a bike (and bike accessory) giveaway.

Sponsors include Middle Tennessee Eye, Tennessee Heart, First Horizon Bank, Hope Church, City of Algood, IGA, Cookeville Bicycle, First National Bank, Raising Cane’s, IWC, Food Lion.

Carmen’s Fund, in memory of Carmen Burnette, operates year-round to provide FREE CPR, AED and First Aid training for Upper Cumberland school system teachers and employees/volunteers of nonprofit organizations. Carmen’s Fund uses American Heart Association guidelines and trains about 500 people annually for FREE.

For more information about Carmen’s Fund, please visit www.CookevilleRegionalCharity.org.

Photo courtesy of CRMC.

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