Foothill Striders

Tim Patterson  Cycology Bikes

P J Lindahl Maryville Police Departmant Safety Hand  Signs

Blount County Health Department Gave Backpacks donated by United Healthcare stuffed with goodies

​Photos from the 2014 Smoky Mountain Bicycle Skills Rodeo

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Bicycle Safety Check and Skills Training Course


Smoky Mountain Bicycle Skills Rodeo

​Youth bike safety programs have been saving children’s lives by teaching proper bike handling skills. A bike rodeo is a bicycle skills event which provides an opportunity for bicyclists to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes. The goal of any bicycle rodeo is to provide an opportunity for the participants to learn, practice, and demonstrate their bicycle handling skills in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. 

This event is planned for April 29,2017 from 9-12:00 AM in conjunction with the Harvesting Wellness Program of the Maryville Farmers Market.

​The mission is to teach participants the primary bicycle handling skills and traffic concepts that will help them to avoid the most common types of crashes. 

The three big causes of car/bike crashes for kids are: 
​•    Riding out of a driveway without stopping 
•    Failing to stop for stop signs 
•    Suddenly swerving without looking back

​In addition to the skills course, Cycology Bicycles will conduct bike safety checks and provided needed adjustments. East Tennessee Children's Hospital will provide free bike helmets or adjust helmets as needed. Blount County Health Department, the Foothills Striders and the Blount County Community Health Initiative and Maryville Police have committed to provide assistance and volunteers.

​Long range goals for this Program will be to expand to after school bike safety programing and Ride to work programs for businesses in Blount County.

​Smoky Mountain Wellness is partnering with the Blount County Health Department, Community Health Initiative, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Cyclology Bike Shop, Maryville Farmers Market and the Foothills Striders to provide a basic event that is particularly appropriate for the younger bicyclist’s age’s seven to nine.  

​The result of this Program will be improved bike safety, improved quality of life by reducing obesity among children and adults in Blount County, safer teen driving and improved air quality.

Smoky Mountain Wellness 
Donna Dixon, R.N/R.C.E.P.
donnasuedixon@hotmail.com
865-803-8887

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Smoky Mountain Wellness for more information


865-803-8887​

Jeff Roth Foundation


East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fitted and Gave Helmets