BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (May 11, 2021) – In honor of May being National Bike Month, the City of Bonita Springs Bicycle & Registration Safety Advisory Committee will host a Bike Safety Day on Saturday, May 22. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Recreation Center located at 26740 Pine Ave.
The event idea came from Trish Leonard, owner of TLC Marketing & Creative Services, following a tragic hit and run bike accident which left her friend and Bonita resident, Cristin Madden, severely injured and her riding partner killed.
The Bike Safety Day will kick-off with opening remarks from Councilman Mike Gibson. Amazing Wellness & Chiropractic is donating 50 helmets to those who need them, while supplies last. Blue Zones will offer proper helmet fittings, Bikes for Tykes of Collier County will adjust bike pedals and handle bars, and information on bike safety will be distributed from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The local Boy Scout Troop 109 will grill hotdogs for hungry attendees.
“The Bicycle & Registration Safety Advisory Committee is very excited to sponsor this important event especially with the latest bike accidents, upcoming memorial weekend and school being out soon,” stated Councilman Gibson committee liaison.
Sponsors for the event are Amazing Wellness & Chiropractic, NCH Blue Zones Project, Bikes for Tykes, The Bonita Springs Downtown Alliance (BSDA), Bonita Springs YMCA, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and TLC Marketing & Creative Services.