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Get bike safety tips, find out when spring clean-up days are and more
 
Cycling Safety Tips
The most common cycling accidents involve colliding with a car or another bicycle; loss of control; entangling hands, feet, or clothing in the bicycle, or feet slipping off the pedals. Bicycle riders of all age groups and levels of experience need to be concerned about safety. Most cycling accidents are the result of falls, and occur close to home.

Studies have shown that wearing a bicycle helmet can reduce head injuries by 95 percent. Wearing a properly fitting helmet is the single most important thing a cyclist can to do prevent injuries. Parents should not buy a helmet that is too large for a child, thinking he/she will “grow into it.” The correct fit for cycling is snug, but comfortable on the head. It should have a chin strap and buckles that stay securely fastened.

To ensure injury-free cycling for everyone, please follow these bicycle safety tips:
  • Always wear an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved helmet. Make sure it fits snugly and does not obstruct your vision.
  • Make certain the bicycle is the proper size for the rider. Consider using training wheels for young and first-time riders.
  • Avoid plastic pedals that can be slippery when wet.
  • Wear bright fluorescent colors and avoid biking at night. If you have to ride your bike at night, make sure you have rear reflectors and a working headlight visible from 500 feet away.
  • Ride with traffic and be aware of traffic around you. Obey all rules of the road – bicycles are vehicles, too. 
  • Avoid riding on uneven or slippery surfaces. Handbrakes may not work as well when wheels are wet and require more distance to stop.
Provided by Chief Wayne Turner, Bellevue Police Department

News & Events
 
Campbell County Spring Clean-upMarch 30th, 31st, and April 1st: Three Campbell County locations will accept junk, trash and debris, scrap metal, appliances, propane tanks, car batteries, electronics, and tires (4–6 only). TVs are accepted but not recycled and NO liquids are accepted. Please call (859) 547-1802 for questions before the event or visit the Campbell County website. For questions during the event call (859) 663-8322. Click here for details. And don't forget, Bellevue's Spring Clean-up is April 21st.

Tips & Tricks
Pet Friendly Gardens
Observe where your pets run and play. You can then design your garden around your pets' behaviors rather than expecting them to adapt to your garden.
Absolutely avoid cocoa bean mulch. Dogs and cats who eat this great smelling mulch may acquire an intestinal virus. Do not use in your garden. Instead choose a less toxic mulch.
Always include a water source for your pets and provide a shaded area if your pets spend time out doors.
If you plant the following your feline pets will love you and these treats: cat grass or orchardgrass, catmint, cat nip, chamomile, lemon grass, and parsley.
Provided by: Front Door Home and Garden
Other News
Thanks to Volunteers
The triangle on Donnermeyer Drive as well as the planters around town have been replanted and revamped by BNA volunteers. Thanks to all, they look great!
Shop Bellevue!
Come down to the Avenue Friday, April 6th for Shop Bellevue from 6pm to 9pm.
Don't forget…
To bring in your trash cans and newspapers and mailers from your porches!
Rain Barrels
It's a great time to plan for a rain barrel if you don't already have one. You can pick up rain barrels at SD1, Green Streets, Sears, and other stores as well as online.
 
Bellevue Moments
Bellevue has various organizations offering grants for renovations, restorations, and more. See these resources for more information:


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