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‘Helmets save lives’: Warner Robins woman plans weekend bike rodeo for Houston County kids

'Helmets save lives': Warner Robins woman plans weekend bike rodeo for Houston County kids

She says it’s important for kids to learn safe biking skills before they go on summer break. WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A Warner Robins woman…

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She says it’s important for kids to learn safe biking skills before they go on summer break. WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A Warner Robins woman wants to make the streets safer for young cyclists ahead of summer. Annalicia Dawson would never pass up an opportunity to go cycling.

"I love coaching and it’s relaxing," said Dawson.

She took on a nasty fall last year while riding at 17 mph. She says things could’ve been much worse if not for her helmet.

"My head hit the pavement. It cracked my helmet and I got a concussion. From that moment on, I knew helmets save lives," said Dawson.

After her fall, she started to notice more children riding without helmets.

"When I see any child out riding without a helmet, I actually keep helmets in my car, so I pull over and say — ‘Hey, hey! you need a helmet on,’" said Dawson.

She’s using her business, Developing Potential, to host a bike rodeo for Houston County kids."Safely with helmets, safely with telling them how to cross the road, how to do hand signals and things like that. And so, out of seeing so many kids on their bikes, I decided I am going to help on creating a safe environment for cycling," she said."It’s something positive and different," said Shenice Betha.Betha thinks Dawson’s bike rodeo is a great way to teach the next generation."She has always worked with the youth and has always been a positive influence for the youth from what I’ve seen, so I […]

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