Monday, May 20, 2013
The Portland Police Department wants kids to be safe on the roads and trails - especially when they're on two wheels.
On Wednesday, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Preble Street Extension parking lot (across from Hannaford at the start of the Back Cove Trail), the department will be holding a bike helmet giveaway for children who live in Portland.
Young riders can pick up a helmet, register their bike and learn some safety tips from police officers. There will be other free activities during the event, including a bike rodeo and the always-popular Dunk-a-Cop tank.
There are a limited number of helmets available, so get there early. And ride safe on the way.
Karen Beaudoin is an online editor for Maine Today Media and contributes two blogs to the company's websites.
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