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Packers Calendar: Training Camp Bike Rodeo

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Packers Calendar: Training Camp Bike Rodeo

Following a mandated day off on Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers get back to work on Wedneday as training camp is still in its early stages.

It will be only the second day of padded practice at Ray Nitschke Field for a practice that starts at 8:20 a.m. CT.

Players will be preparing for Saturday's Family Night practice, the annual training camp event that takes place inside Lambeau Field.

One thing to watch on Wednesday will be if any players return from pre-training camp injuries or illnesses.

Offensive lineman T.J. Lang, who had been limited with a shoulder injury the first three days of camp, expressed optimism to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he'd be able to return to practice on a full-time basis by either Wednesday or Thursday.

Two players that have sat out with illness should both be close to returning too—rookie wide receiver Jeff Janis and linebacker Jamari Lattimore.

For a team like the Packers that holds in high regard their training camp tradition of players riding children's bikes to practice, it's only appropriate that they hold a bike safety rodeo on Wednesday.

The Packers are teaming up with Bellin Health, Shopko and the Safe Kids Coalition to host the event from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Lambeau Field parking lot near the Oneida Nation Gate and the Tundra Tailgate Zone with the majority of the event held following practice.

A free helmet fitting will take place for the entirety of the event, along with the first 400 children to receive free bike helmets.

Children can take part in an obstacle course, instructed by the De Pere Police Department, which will teach safe biking skills.

Participants also will have the opportunity to enter to win prizes, including Packers Family Night tickets and one of two Huffy bikes autographed by a Green Bay Packers player.

For those attending practice in person, it will be a cool day in Green Bay with temperatures starting off at 60 degrees at the outset of practice and only rising to 66 by the end. There will be mostly sunny skies, however.

And if you can't attend in person, remember that we will have former Packers offensive lineman Tony Mandarich on Cheesehead TV's own Railbird Central this morning live at 8:30 a.m. CT.

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Allan Murphy's picture

dang my ankle hurts dam gout :(

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