Childress Institute Presents Bike Safety Education Program at Local Schools


  • Distributed 24 helmets at Herbin-Metz in Greensboro
  • Distributed 106 helmets at Welcome Elementary on May 5
  • Distributed 270 helmets at the downtown Winston-Salem Walk & Roll event on May 3
  • Distributed 75 helmets at Tyro Elementary on April 14


View all of our photos from each event.



Richard Childress Racing (RCR), the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center are teaming up to promote bike safety with several education events at local elementary schools in the Piedmont Triad.


The bike safety education program will feature several RCR pit crew members, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Lexington Police Department’s bike patrol. The guest speakers will talk to students at Welcome and Tyro Elementary Schools about the importance of bike safety, stressing the importance of wearing a helmet to prevent brain injury. The students will also be properly fitted for, and receive, a free bike helmet, courtesy of Active Routes to School.


WHO:      RCR crew, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Police Department and third-grade students

WELCOME ELEMENTARY:    Tuesday, May 5, 2015; program from 9:00-9:30 a.m. EST, helmet fitting from 9:30-10:00 a.m.; Welcome Elementary School, 5701 Old US Hwy 52, Lexington, NC 27295

TYRO ELEMENTARY:    Tuesday, April 14, 2015; program from 8:15-8:45 a.m. EST, helmet fitting from 8:45-9:15 a.m.; Tyro Elementary School, 450 Cow Palace Rd, Lexington, N.C. 27295


Additional attendees:

  • Luly Beckles, Founder of Joshua’s Friends Foundation and Joshua’s mother
  • Bob Gfeller, Executive Director, Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
  • Drs. Billy Thomsen and Soren Johnson, Pediatric Residents, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Brenner Children’s Hospital
  • Amber Kirkman, Marketing Manager, Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center


*Interviews available upon request