Knoxville Area Boys & Girls Club Youth Get Donated Helmets, Lessons in Bike Safety from UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
Fun-filled event in advance of U.S. Pro Road, Time Trial & Criterium National Championships included helmet decorating, exercises and nutrition education
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 19, 2018) — UnitedHealthcare pro cyclists teamed up with the Knoxville Police Department Bike Unit to donate new bike helmets and provide bike safety demonstrations to more than 150 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.
The event encouraged healthy, active lifestyles. UnitedHealthcare pro cyclist Travis McCabe discussed nutrition, the benefits of exercise and bike safety with the children, and encouraged them to attend and cheer on all the pro-cyclists during the U.S. Pro Road, Time Trial & Criterium National Championships June 21-24 in downtown Knoxville.
Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and State Representatives Bill Dunn, Eddie Smith and Jason Zachary attended the event. They joined members of the Knoxville Police Department, UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound and UnitedHealthcare pro cyclists to help the Boys & Girls Club children choose their helmets, lead healthy stretches and provide bicycle safety demonstrations. The kids personalized their own helmets with colorful stickers and decals to encourage them to wear their helmets when cycling.