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Anderssen, Nowles win B&G Club bike rodeo

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Thursday, June 20, a Bicycle Rodeo was held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County - Bandera Unit. The B&G Club partnered with Bandera County 4-H and the AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers.

Approximately 25 youngsters received basic bicycle safety instruction, rode an obstacle course and competing for the best safety practices, took a test of knowledge on bicycle safety, and watched a video with instruction from the troopers on the importance of bicycle safety.

The rodeo was open to all Boys & Girls Club and 4-H members.

Trophies went to the top boy and top girl winners of the obstacle course, John Anderssen, and Chandler Nowles
"We were very excited to partner with the Bandera 4-H Extension Office to make this great day possible! We also had many 4-H members, parents and Boys & Girls Club teen volunteers to help with the event!" said Greg Parker, CPO of the Boys & Girls Club of Bandera County.

The club has a full schedule of activities all through the summer including swimming, movie field trips, games, food, reading and other learning activities. Membership costs only $10 per child annually.

Call 830-796-8109 for more information, or stop by the Bandera Unit at 715 Maple at the Margaret Alkek pavilion.

Pictured: Chandler Nowles and John Anderssen were the winners of the bike rodeo, showing off their exemplary skills in riding and their knowledge of safety issues.

A state trooper makes sure a bike rodeo participant's helmet is securely fastened during the bike rodeo held Thursday morning at the Boys & Girls Club in Bandera.

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Four DPS Troopers joined County Extension Agent Sam Womble, representing Bandera County 4-H, Boys & Girls Club staffer Jackie Tharp, and club director Greg Parker in a bike rodeo safety course at the club this week.