(Bangor, Maine) – Bicycling is a fun way for kids to get active and stay fit during the warm summer days in Maine. This weekend, staff from EMMC Trauma Care and Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine will be on hand before the Hampden Children’s Day parade to make sure that kids are staying safe while on their bikes.
“We will be handing out bicycle safety tips and making sure that every child has a helmet that is properly fitted to their head,” says Anna Moses, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, a trauma nurse coordinator at EMMC and an annual participant in the event. “We also hand out reflective stickers and blinking lights to help children be seen while biking.”
EMMC Trauma Care and Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine staff will also help kids decorate their bicycles with colorful streamers, balloons, and stickers.
“It’s always a lot of fun and something that we look forward to each year, and I think the kids really benefit from the emphasis placed on safety,” adds Anna. “We can see them taking pride and ownership in being responsible.”
Bicycle decorating and safety checks begin at 9:30 am at the soccer field behind Reed Brook Middle School.