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2003: Bike rodeo

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(WAOW) -- During this week in 2003, hundreds of children buckled their helmets for a bike rodeo.

We take a look back in this week's Throwback Thursday.

The annual Everest Bike Rodeo usually draws about 100 kids.

But in 2003, many more turned out at the Weston Safety Building.

"We've got free helmets for the first 200 kids. We've got a number of different bike licenses, bike inspections, the kids can try out their skills and learn a little bit more about bike safety and also safety in other areas."

Kids up to age 13 tried their hand at riding around in circles, swerving around cones and braking skills.

Parents had a lot of different reasons for bringing their kids out.

"Expose them to other kids and making sure that they understand the safety of the bikes. And how to get around on them well."

And for the kids, it reinforced what they learned at home.

"Most important rule, my mom thinks, is wear a helmet."

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