Julie Flaherty, Acting Chief of Police
112 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Arlington Police to Hold Bicycle Safety Ride
ARLINGTON — Acting Police Chief Julie Flaherty is pleased to announce that the Arlington Police Department will host a Bicycle Safety Day this weekend.
Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Uncle Sam Memorial Statue, 4 Mystic St.
The Arlington Police Department is holding a free children’s bicycle ride and obstacle course this Sunday in celebration of Ecoweek.
In honor of Earth Day, the town of Arlington held various environmentally minded events, during what they dubbed Ecoweek, to encourage sustainability this week. Bicycles do not require fuel and are a more environmentally friendly alternative to other forms of transportation like driving, riding a bus, or getting on a train.
The police department’s event this weekend aims to teach children how to enjoy bicycles as a healthy transportation alternative while practicing important safety tips and following the rules of the road.
Children ages eight to 14 will be accompanied on their bicycle ride by the Arlington Police Department’s Bicycle Unit. Police officers will ride alongside the children on the course, teaching them important lessons about bicycle safety along the way.
“Our department is looking forward to the opportunity to enjoy a bicycle ride with the community on Sunday, and passing on important safety tips and rules of the road to children,” Chief Flaherty said. “Instilling the joy of bicycle riding early is one step our town can take to encourage sustainable habits for future generations.”
Parents and guardians are also welcome to join the ride on their bicycles.
The first 60 people to sign up for the ride will be given free t-shirts. Registration for the ride is required. To sign up, residents must fill out a waiver and photo release forms, and email those documents to [email protected]arlington.ma.us. For more information, call 781-316-3943.