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Bike safety tips for those spending the holiday outdoors

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A lot of folks are already headed to the great outdoors for the 4th of July weekend and that includes hopping on the bike.

Micah Flatt spends a lot of time on his bike, but a recent wipe-out has his Mom making sure he's got his helmet.

"My son forgot one time and he almost split his head open," says Micah's mom, Mandi Flatt.

Mandi says one scare was enough for her.

She's the host of her campground area.

"We've seen people break bones, DNR's watching for kids and they do a great job here. Not every car is watching; not every bicycle is watching,"says Mandi.

Property Manager, Alex deGroot says that they've been seeing more bike accidents around Potato Creek State Park.

"A lot of little kids dartin' around on their bicycles and darting behind vehicles so we really adhere to the speed limit," says deGroot.

And campers seem to see the same problem. "A lot of kids are ridin' bike without helmets or not movin' over for cars," says camper Ryan Snedecor.

So first, they'd like to see kids wearing helmets and they'd like campers and drivers slow down and proceed more cautiously.

"Look both ways obviously before crossing the street or anything like that and if a car's comin' pull over to the side and stop and wait for it to go past," says Snedecor.

If worse comes to worse, Dr. Kim Stuckey has some advice.

"But if you do get into a an accident and you're bleeding, you just wanna apply pressure and seek medical care," says Stuckey.

More camping advice?

Bring a lot of bug spray, sun screen, and a first aid kid.

Don't forget while you're out celebrating, that fireworks are not allowed in ANY state park.

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