Bike Rodeo Rallies Kids to Ride Safely
Logan Lefland, 5, practices bike safety on the course designed by the Provost Marshal Office, while Gary Lefland, grandfather, watches June 2, at the Bike Rodeo. Photo by Mike Strasser


The annual bike rodeo gathered area children to the post exchange parking lot, Saturday, to practice bicycle safety on pylon courses, bike inspections and hand signal instructions. The one-day training session was hosted by the Provost Marshal Office, and conducted by members of the Fort Lee Bike Patrol, Safety Office, 217th Military Police Detachment, the Safe Kids Program and Prince George County Police Department. The post exchange also donated a bicycle as the grand prize giveaway.

“We simply want kids to be safe, and this is the best way for us to teach them the techniques of bicycle safety,” said Sgt. Mike Ramsey, Bike Patrol. “There’s a lot of activities for the kids to practice safe biking, but it’s also a way for them to have fun too.”

Gary and Joan Lafland brought their grandson Logan, 5, to the rodeo, as they had taken their own kids years ago.

“There’s always something to do here, and being retired military, I’ve always enjoyed coming to Fort Lee,” said Gary.