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The AAA Minnesota Safety Safari at the Como Zoo was well attended

Hundreds Of Kids Made Their Way to the Safety Safari at Como Zoo

With school out, kids from around Minnesota made their way to Como Zoo in Saint Paul for Safety Safari. While checking out the zoo’s lions, tigers, monkeys, and giraffes, many children took part in the special passport program. The annual Safety Safari is sponsored by AAA Auto Club of Minnesota, the Traffic Safety Foundation, Safe Kids Minnesota, the Minnesota Safety Council, and the Saint Paul Fire and Police Departments. Each kid who received and completed a safety passport earned themselves a Dairy Queen ice cream cone.

Kids from all directions came running to the Safety Safari at the Como Zoo, in St Paul, MN

Kids from all directions came running to the Safety Safari event held at Como Zoo in Saint Paul.

 

With sunny June skies, kids of all ages picked up their safari passport and made their way around the safety stations. Each station covered educational safety tips from riding a bike, to what to watch for when around traffic, and things to watch out for at home. Here are some of the stations on the Safety Safari this year:

The Safety Safari Seat Belt Challenge

At this station, the Minnesota Safety Council helped parents and guardians determine when a child is tall enough to use only the seat belt when riding in a vehicle.

Here at this station kids can be measured to see if they are tall enough.

Minnesota law allows children over seven years of age or over 4 feet 9 inches to ride with only a seat belt in the car.

 

Splish Splash!

Kids gained some ideas on best practices for water safety throughout the summer at this station.

Here at this station kids learned about watert safety.

At this station kids learned not to be wishy washy about water safety.

 

Home Safe Home

Safety passport attendee’s were asked to spot things that are not safe in the home here.

he next safety stop children big and small learned about safety practices in the home.

The next safety stop for children of all ages was a chance to learn about safety practices in the home.

 

Even adults learned a few things about home safety at this station.

Even adults learned a few things about home safety at this station.

 

What’s Cookin’?

At this station, a kitchen fire was set by the Saint Paul Fire Department each half hour throughout the day to demonstrate the dangers of a grease fire and why you don’t want to use water to put out the flame.

Here families visited while waiting for the next kitchen fire demonstration.

Families visited while waiting for the next kitchen fire demonstration.

 

 

Test Your Street Smarts

Children had a chance to spin the wheel and learn the safest way to get across the street, signal a turn when riding a bike and using lights for better visibility at this station.

The next Safety Safari stop kids had a chance to spin the wheel, learn about crossing the road, signaling their turn while riding a bike and winning a bike light.

At this safety safari stop, kids had a chance to spin the wheel and learn about crossing the road.

 

Bike Safe, Bike Smart

At the Streets Smarts Station, kids tested their knowledge of hand signals and other bike safety topics.

AAA Minnesota Bike Helmet Central

Each Safety Safari participant turned in their passport and picked up a new bike helmet. Kids were sent to the second to last station to learn how to fit their helmet.

Finally after several safety station kids were able to turn in the Passport to receive a bike helmet fro AAA Minnesota.

After visiting several safety stations, kids dropped off their passport to receive a bike helmet after confirming their size.

 

Now with a helmet in hand it was time to move to the next station to have it fitted.

With a helmet in hand, it’s time to move to the next station to have it fitted.

Excited to have new bike helmets this group of kids we trying to adjust the size themselves before moving to the next station.

This group of kids adjusts their helmets before moving on to the next station to have them properly fitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helmet Fittings

With the help of the Minnesota Brain Institute, each child’s helmet was adjusted to fit firmly on their head. When properly adjusted, it was pointed out that when the bike helmet is buckled the straps should be snug, but not so tight that you can’t get two fingers to slide in between the buckle and your chin.

Another lucky cyclist at the Safety Safari having his helmet sized by the Minnesota Brain Institute.

A cyclist at the Safety Safari event has his new helmet fitted.

 

Another happy cyclist with a new bike helmet.

Another happy cyclist with a new bike helmet.

Stay in the Game, Make The Right Choices Ahead

With helmets sized for proper fit, the children move on to the final station to receive a citation (coupon) for a free Dairy Queen ice cream cone from a Saint Paul Police Officer.

Happy Safety Safari Participants

A parting shot of a day well spent at the Como Zoo and taking in the Safety Safari.

A parting shot of a day well spent at the Como Zoo taking in the Safety Safari.

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Safe Kids Minnesota is led by Minnesota Safety Council, which provides a dedicated and caring staff, operation support, and other resources to assist in achieving a common goal: keeping kids safe. Sponsored by AAA Auto Club, this event is based on the needs of the community. This coalition implements evidence based programs, such as car seat checkups, safety workshops, and sports clinics that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.

Now that school is out everyone is heading to the Safety Safari to help keep you safe along life's road. A great family experience at the Como Zoo, tomorrow June 13, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., in St Paul, MN.

School Is Out, Everyone Is Heading To The Safety Safari At The Como Zoo

Now that school is out everyone is heading to the Safety Safari to help keep you safe along life’s road. A great family experience at the Como Zoo, tomorrow June 13, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., in St Paul, MN.

What better way to start your Summer and #NextBikeAdventure. With warm, sunny summer weather ahead you will be glad you did.

View more in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for Viewing Another Safety Safari Bicycle Pic of the Day  

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: [email protected]. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

Keeping you safe along life's road this Safety Safari can be a great family experience at the Como Zoo

Have Fun on a Minnesota Bicycle Safety Safari for Kids at Como Zoo

Stay safe along life’s road with the Safety Safari! This event can be a great family experience with fun games, hands-on learning and a bike helmet giveaway. Plan to come with the kid’s on Tuesday, June 13. Safety Safari goes from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Como Zoo in St. Paul, MN. The event is sponsored by the AAA Auto Club of Minnesota in addition to their Auto Club Traffic Safety Foundation, Safe Kids Minnesota, and the Minnesota Safety Council.

Keeping you safe along life's road this Safety Safari will teach you how to properly fit your bike helmet.

This Safety Safari event will teach you how to properly fit your bike helmet.

For more than a century, AAA has developed and provided traffic safety education programs. These programs protect and save the lives of drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages.

Some of the stops on the Kids Safety Safari:

Test Your Street Smarts – Do you know all the steps to get across the street safely?

Splish Splash! Don’t be wishy washy about water safety!

Home Safety Challenge – Can you find what’s safe — and what’s not?

The Seat Belt Challenge – Find out if you’re ready for seat belts only!

Keep Your Signals Straight – Especially when you’re on your bike!

Plus, children who visit all the Summer Safety Safari stations can receive a new bike helmet from AAA (while supplies last).

Safe Kids Minnesota is led by Minnesota Safety Council, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Sponsored by AAA Auto Club this event is based on the needs of the community. This coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.

Bike Pic Oct 12, Things Not to Do Biking on Wise Wednesday

Things not to do while biking on #Wise Wednesday or any other day of the week.  Here in this photo we caught a young lad turned around doing everything he shouldn’t  do, making his bicycle ride unsafe (the rider is OK, he did miss the car!).

With the leaves turning and perfect weather biking weather we hope you get out on your bike and enjoy a fall riding possibilities in Minnesota. See all the bike friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the Wise Wednesday Bike Pic of the Day. 

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While showcasing all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more place to have fun we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: [email protected]. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. And don’t forget to smile, while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next photos that we post daily.

Have a great day!