The Gateway Family YMCA Sponsors Bicycle Ride Rodeo at Roselle School

YMCA Provides Bicycle Ride Rodeo at Grace Wilday Junior High School

Roselle, NJ, June 14, 2014 --( The Gateway Family YMCA provided a free Bicycle Ride Rodeo Skills Program at the Grace Wilday Junior High School in May, during Bicycle Safety Month. Participants learned how to scan for traffic, maneuver through an obstacle course, recognize hazards and signal their intentions to drivers and fellow riders. The Ride Rodeo, which was open to all students in the Roselle School District, also included stations for a bicycle check, helmet fitting and tire pressure.

The Gateway Family YMCA partnered with Meadowlink to provide the free program at the school. “The Gateway Family YMCA works every day to promote healthy living. Bicycling is a great form of exercise, and bicycle safety is very important,” stated Paul Mickiewicz, Branch Executive Director at The Gateway Family YMCA – Wellness Center Branch, “Our goal is to show the children that they can have fun, get healthy and be safe.” Paul is a League Certified Instructor through the League of American Bicyclists.

In addition to the Bicycle Ride Rodeo activities, a limited number of free helmets were available to participants. Students who participated in the Bicycle Ride Rodeo enjoyed the activities, and were excited to show off their new skills to their parents.

The Gateway Family YMCA, formerly The YMCA of Eastern Union County, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.

For more information on The Gateway Family YMCA, please visit or contact The Gateway Family YMCA – Wellness Center Branch at 908-349-9622.
The Gateway Family YMCA
Colleen Clayton