Sixty children learned the right way to use bicycles July 27. 2nd Chance Bikes, a program run by Ozark coast Kiwanis, conducted a Bike Safety Rodeo in the parking lot of Columbia College.

Sixty children learned the right way to use bicycles July 27. 2nd Chance Bikes, a program run by Ozark coast Kiwanis, conducted a Bike Safety Rodeo in the parking lot of Columbia College. Children brought their bikes for tune ups by Travis Troyer and Jonathan Muff. Safety checks were performed by Lake Ozark and Osage Beach police and fire departments.

Kids learned bike skills and completed the seven station safety course to receive certificates for their job well done. A drawing was held for two new bikes, one for a boy and one for a girl, donated by Walmart. Other door prizes including bike helmets and first aid kits were contributed by Walgreens.

HyVee and Walgreens provided drinks, snacks, and hot dogs for approximately 125 attendees. Boy Scouts from Laurie Troop 138 and Osage Beach troop 232 were on hand to help.

Bob White and Wayne Marlow are co-directors of 2nd Chance Bikes. Their mission is to provide a bike for any lake area child who is in need. Over the past year, 2nd Chance Bikes has received 200 used bicycles, cleaned and restored them, and found them new homes. More donations are always needed and welcomed. Bikes can be dropped off at Faithbridge Church any day. For pick up call Wayne at (573)434-4043 or Bob at (573)216-0005.