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Bicycle Safety Education Rodeo

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Tuesday, 04 August 2015 09:30

Where: Tazewell-New Tazewell Primary School (TNT Primary)Christopher Shearer

501 Davis Drive, New Tazewell, TN

When: August 22, 2015, 9am to 2pm

 The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation in partnership with the Crater City Adventure Company-Middlesboro KY is sponsoring a Bicycle Safety Rodeo for school-age children (grades K through 6) at the TNT Primary School on Saturday, August 22 from 9 am until 2 pm.  The purpose of the rodeo is to provide bicycle safety education and awareness to children and their parents with an activity-based program that will emphasize bicycle handling skills like stopping and turning, the use of hand signals, and the importance of helmet wearing to protect against head injuries.  Bicycle helmets will be distributed through a partnership with the East Tennessee Epilepsy Foundation “free of charge” to participants who do not have one while supplies last.

Parents and children attending the “Rodeo” will learn how to properly fit a bicycle helmet to their child and perform and “ABC Quick Check” to insure that their child’s bicycle is safe to ride with Air in the tires, Brakes that work, and a Chain that is properly fitted to the wheel.

The Bicycle Safety Rodeo is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Shearer, a 9 year-old student at TNT Primary who was killed riding his bicycle in the Dogwood Heights neighborhood on May 3, 2015.

All educational activities and instruction for the TNT-Primary Bicycle Safety Rodeo have been approved and certified by The League of American Bicyclists.

Preregistration by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or phone call to 865-309-5723 is appreciated.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 09:47

First Plate in the Wild!

UPDATE:  April 2, 2013 -- All plates have been distributed to your local tag office.  If you have not picked up your pre-ordered plate, please do so today!!!  A portion of the plate proceed is distributed to the Foundation for programming support and is not realized unless you pick up you plate.  Any unclaimed plates will go back to distribution and the entiire registration fee to the state.

Thanks to everyone who pre-registered for a "Share the Road" specialty license plate.  We could not have accomplished this task without the help of so many people, the bicycle clubs and shops, and countless hours of our all volunteer staff.  THANK YOU

"When do we get our plates?"

  • The package of paperwork and funds will be sent to the state in the next few days
  • It will take approximately 2 months for the license plates to be manufactured and distributed
  • The DMV will send a letter advising that your plate is ready to pick up at your local tag office
  • Soon after mounting to your car, take a photo and send to the foundation for our picture wall

"I didn't pre-order, how do I get a plate?"

  • Once the initial plates have been made and distributed, you can obtain at your local tag office
  • The Share the Road license plate will now be included in the list of available plates at renewal
  • Please call you local tag office to see if they have new tag inventory, if they don't, please ask them to order some Share the Road plates!

"I looked on the Tennessee Specialty License Plate website, it's not there..."

  • The DMV is working to add this information and should be available soon.
  • The class code for the plates are 3391 (regular) and 2595 (personalized, up to 5 characters)

We will post updates to our website as available, please check back!

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Our very own Tracy Carico on WBIR Knoxville, spreading the word about the Ride of Silence and the mission of the Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation.  Hey, where can I get one of those jerseys?

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Anyone bumper-stickerscan purchase...bike clubs, bike shops and individuals. A $50 donation will get a package of 25 bumper stickers and 25 window decals. Bike shops can either give them away, or ask for a $1 donation for a "no-cost" mechanism to spread the word! Order in blocks of 25, either oval or state outline.

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New Driver's License Manual

The Tennessee Department of Safety has released the new 2011 TN Comprehensive Driver's Manual and is available at testing centers and online at http://www.tn.gov/safety/dlhandbook/menu.shtml
Section C of the new manual covers Sharing the Road with all road users, the bicycle specific pages can be found here

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