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Optimists and bike safety
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Droessler shows participants how to signal a left turn.

On July 25 the Platteville Optimist Club hosted a free bike safety program for children and parents at the Platteville Police Department. Guest speakers were Tim Ingram of Momentum Bikes, Julie Pluemer of Vaassen Pluemer CPAs LLC, and Platteville Police Off. Andrea Droessler. The speakers stressed the importance of bike safety from individual points of view, relative to safety of bike maintenance and gear, biking in traffic and being properly equipped for long and/or short trips and following traffic laws, hand signals and what to do if approached by a stranger while on your bike. Children received a $25 gift certificate to Momentum Bikes, compliments of the Platteville Optimists, in addition to coupons from Dairy Queen and Berry Yo.