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CONTACT: ANGIE TRACHTA
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-7059
e-mail: angela-trachta@uiowa.edu

Release: April 12, 2000

Bike rodeo in Marengo is May 6

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kids and parents are invited to attend a bike rodeo from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Iowa Valley Elementary School parking lot in Marengo. Bike safety information, plus interactive lessons on bike safety, hand signals and appropriate riding attire, will be available. Bike helmets will be on sale for $3 each.

Co-coordinators of this year’s bike rodeo are Galen Moser of the Marengo Police Department and Michelle Malloy. Malloy, a pediatric nurse-practitioner at Marengo Medical Center and UI Family Care Center, Belle Plaine, received a grant for this event from the Iowa Department of Public Health. The department’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services awards grants to communities that are committed to injury prevention for children.

In addition to Malloy and Moser, other Marengo police officers will help facilitate the event. For more information, call the Marengo Medical Center at (319) 642-5213.

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