At least 150 people participated in a bike fair and rodeo at the Corrales Recreation Center April 30 organized by the Corrales Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission. Twenty-eight people volunteered by cleaning and maintaining bikes, helping the bike rodeo and distributing helmets and other items. For the event, $1,000 was donated by Helmets from Javi for adult cyclists and 376 helmets were donated by the governor’s Brain Injury Clinic Advisory Council. Those will be distributed at Corrales Elementary School.
Organizers gave special thanks to the school’s coach, Leah Dolan, and Corrales Fire Chief Anthony Martinez. “They were both essential to the success of the event,” said the commission’s Suzanne Harper. “They arrived early and never stopped working. I know we would not have been able to do it without their assistance.”