For Immediate Release
December 13, 2013
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Bike Rodeo & Safety Day A Hit With Participants
Miami Lakes, FL - On Saturday, December 7, the Town of Miami Lakes, the Miami-Dade County Police Miami Lakes Officers, and the Youth Activities Task Force held the 15th Annual Bike Rodeo event, to the delight of many residents. The event, which provided children with the opportunity to learn about bicycle safety while interacting with various branches of law enforcement officers, was a huge success, attracting close to 200 children. Every child that registered during the event received a free bike helmet, lunch provided by the Kiwanis Club of Miami Lakes, and a chance to enter into a drawing to win a free bicycle. The event was sponsored by Andy's Police Supplies and Miami Children's Hospital. Participants included: Citizens Crime Watch of Miami Dade County, Costco, Miami Dade County Fire Rescue, Corrections Department, Miami Lakes Police Section – Motors Unit, and many more.
"The 15th Annual Bike Rodeo truly showcased the partnership between our residents and the police department," stated Vice Mayor Manny Cid. "A big thank you to the Youth Activities Task Force, our Police Department, all the sponsors and volunteers, this is one of the many community policing initiatives ongoing in our Town."