Yeehaw! Kids hit bike rodeo


Jaxson Perez gets help from his dad, Sgt. Jacob Perez of the Amherst police, as he weaves his way along the figure-eight obstacle course.

Jaxson Perez gets help from his dad, Sgt. Jacob Perez of the Amherst police, as he weaves his way along the figure-eight obstacle course.


Karina Ballesteros displays her skills by dropping a newspaper into the box from her bike, won from the AAA and Amherst police earlier this month after Sgt. Troy Donaldson spotted her wearing a helmet a wrote her a “ticket” as a reward for riding safely.


Nathan Plas is fitted with a new helmet by a Target volunteer.


Kids gather around the talking LifeCare robot.


William Korbel and Nadia Kelly go through the serpentine course.


Cool helmets on Jacob and Jayden Stewart and they get instructions on the course by Ptl. Jason Nahm.


Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Amherst police sponsored a bike rodeo Saturday at Steele High School, teaming up with LifeCare paramedics and employee volunteers from Target. Together they put on an obstacle course and talked to young cyclists about road safety.

Jaxson Perez gets help from his dad, Sgt. Jacob Perez of the Amherst police, as he weaves his way along the figure-eight obstacle course.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_IMG_5614cc.jpgJaxson Perez gets help from his dad, Sgt. Jacob Perez of the Amherst police, as he weaves his way along the figure-eight obstacle course.

Karina Ballesteros displays her skills by dropping a newspaper into the box from her bike, won from the AAA and Amherst police earlier this month after Sgt. Troy Donaldson spotted her wearing a helmet a wrote her a “ticket” as a reward for riding safely.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_IMG_5623cc.jpgKarina Ballesteros displays her skills by dropping a newspaper into the box from her bike, won from the AAA and Amherst police earlier this month after Sgt. Troy Donaldson spotted her wearing a helmet a wrote her a “ticket” as a reward for riding safely.

Nathan Plas is fitted with a new helmet by a Target volunteer.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_IMG_5639cc.jpgNathan Plas is fitted with a new helmet by a Target volunteer.

Kids gather around the talking LifeCare robot.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_IMG_5644cc.jpgKids gather around the talking LifeCare robot.

William Korbel and Nadia Kelly go through the serpentine course.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_IMG_5656cc.jpgWilliam Korbel and Nadia Kelly go through the serpentine course.

Cool helmets on Jacob and Jayden Stewart and they get instructions on the course by Ptl. Jason Nahm.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/07/web1_IMG_5669cc.jpgCool helmets on Jacob and Jayden Stewart and they get instructions on the course by Ptl. Jason Nahm.

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