Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Friday, June 17, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Methuen Police Department Participates in Annual Kiwanis Bicycle Safety Rodeo
METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon is pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department participated in the annual Greater Lawrence Kiwanis Bicycle Safety Rodeo on June 11.
The Methuen Police Department, in conjunction with several other sponsors, hosted the event to teach young children about bike safety. Participants were asked to bring their own bike to the Safety Rodeo, where members of the department conducted safety checks on the bikes and helmets.
“We are proud to host this event,” Chief Solomon said. “It’s a practical, yet fun, initiative that helps teach young children about bike safety – an issue that cannot be overlooked in our community.”
Held in the Target parking lot across from The Loop, the rodeo offered free helmet giveaways and fittings to children. Sixteen bikes, donated by Target and Bellmore’s Transportation, were raffled off between the estimated 250 people in attendance.
K-9 units from the Methuen Police Department held demonstrations for spectators. Two specialty police vehicles, the Methuen Police Incident Command Vehicle and “Hope,” the department’s signature pink cruiser, were also on display.
Additional sponsors of this event include the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence, Target, AAA, Methuen Firefighters Union 1691, Lawrence General Hospital, Bellmore’s Transportation, the Merrimack Valley YMCA, Cronin’s Ice Cream, Inc., Bada Bing Pizza & Wings, and Minuteman Press.