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Keiki Bike And Skateboard Safety Day Returns to Wilcox Medical Center

Posted August 8, 2022, 7:30 AM HST ·Updated August 7, 1:34 PM

Photos from the 2019 Keiki Bike and Skateboard Safety Day. (Courtesy of Wilcox Medical Center)

After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Keiki Bike and Skateboard Safety Day returns this month to Wilcox Medical Center in Līhuʻe.

The event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled for 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the medical center’s back parking lot.

Conducted in partnership with several community organizations, the 2022 Keiki Bike and Skateboard Safety Day will feature educational and hands-on activities including:

  • A helmet fit station, where Wilcox staff will fit and give away free dual-certified helmets to keiki, while supplies last.
  • A helmet decoration station.
  • A bicycle skills enhancement course led by Kaua‘i Path.
  • A skateboard skills enhancement course led by Kaua‘i Skate ‘Ohana.
  • Safety inspection stations to ensure bikes and skateboards are operating safely.
  • Food and beverage stations featuring the Wilcox Health blender bike.
  • Booths from Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i, state Department of Health, Hawai‘i Life Flight, Hale ‘Ōpio Kaua’i Inc., Kaua‘i Police Department, Keiki to Career Kaua‘i, Keala Foundation/Kaua‘i CrossFit and LifeSave KūPono.

“We’re extremely proud and excited to be hosting Keiki Bike & Skateboard Safety Day once again,” Jen Chahanovich, president and CEO of Wilcox Medical Center and CEO of Kaua‘i Medical Clinic, said in a press release. “This fun, interactive event allows us to connect with our community and teach families about the importance of proper bike and skateboard safety practices, which align with our mission to create a healthier Hawai‘i.”

For more information, call 808-245-1198 or click here.