Spindale, N.C. (WSPA TV)
Safe Kids of Rutherford County is continuing to educate families and give away free bicycle helmets through the month of February.
The organization visits schools and gives out a helmet to every third grader.
Each student is fit to make sure they were the right size and encourage parents to do the same.
Coordinator Chris Burley says this is important to do now after children have received bicycles for Christmas and will utilize the new Thermal belt rail trail in Rutherford County.
Safe Kids Rutherford County work with other community partners like the Spindale Fire Dept who look to inspect and provide small repairs for bikes as families use the trail.
They also work with Keeping Rutherford County Beautiful to discourage and raise awareness about littering and throwing trash into the environment.
The Community Health Council said their goal is to make sure people are making being active and getting out to exercise on the rail trail a priority.
For more information on how to get a free helmet or learn about the rail trail visit these online resources
Safe Kids Rutherford County Facebook
Spindale Fire Department Facebook
Community Health Council of Rutherford County Facebook