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Bicycle Safety Day Saturday

The Richmond Police Department will be holding a Bicycle Safety Day Saturday, May 16, 2009 for children of all ages. Bicycle Safety Day is conducted to promote bicycle safety and understanding, and to offer parents and children the opportunity to meet the Richmond Police Officers, Fire Department, Communications Officers and Ray County Ambulance personnel.
Participants will receive a free bike inspection and helmet evaluation to ensure safe operation and proper fit, as well as a helmet identification label for emergencies. Participants can also register their bicycles with the Police Department in case the bicycle is ever lost or stolen. Participants will get to test their skills with a six-event “obstacle course” designed to evaluate timing, turning, stopping, hand signaling and traffic sign knowledge. Plus, participants without a helmet, will be given a new bicycle helmet, while supplies last, as well as other prizes and gifts. (Prizes and helmets are donated by local businesses and other organizations.)
The Bicycle Safety Day Event will be from 12 to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the Richmond City Hall parking lot.
No pre-registration is required. The Police Department encourages the community to come out for this fun-filled bicycle safety event! For additional information, contact Officer Tracy Rogers or The Richmond Police Department at 816-776-5827.

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