Bengals Have a Roaring Good Time
Approximately 150 Boggess Bengals of all ages enjoyed the 9th annual Boggess Bike Rodeo. From mohawk bike helmets to pink sparkly handlebars, Bengals showed their individual style while perched atop wheeled transportation devices of their choosing. Scooters, bicycles and tricycles interweaved across the Boggess parking lot creating a colorful blur of activity.
Shannon Cox, Boggess Bike Rodeo chairperson explained the goal of the event, “The goal is a fun family night out and to help raise awareness for bike safety by having Richardson Bike Mart there doing bike and helmet safety checks.” She added, “Everyone had a great time.”
The event offered many activities. There was an obstacle course, slower rider area, top speed with radar gun, newspaper toss and a station where the kids could make their own bike license plates. A Murphy police officer stayed busy all night running radar and informing the bicyclists of their speed. Many went to this station repeatedly trying to beat their personal records.
Cox said her favorite element of this annual event is watching the kids, who are new bike riders, trying all the courses. She said, “…(they) are so proud of themselves once they figure out the loops and turns.” She voiced appreciation to MPD, MFR, Richardson Bike Mart and Kona Ice North Garland for participating at this event.