CONCORD — Chief Joseph O’Connor is pleased to share the the Concord Police Department participated in a bicycle rodeo for children in town ahead of National Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day.
The event was held Saturday, May 1, at Cousins Field, and featured a variety of activities and courses that children, parents and officers took part in together. Children won prizes, including backpacks and reflective stripes.
Officer Anthony Salvucci, Detective Tia Manchuso and Inspector Ronald Holsinger were on hand to help participants of all ages learn new skills — including the rules of the road — in order to help children safely ride their bikes to school.
“The bicycle rodeo is a great way for our officers to connect with families in our community and ensure all students know how they can safely walk or ride their bikes to school,” Chief O’Connor said. “I want to thank everyone who joined us for this event, as well as the Concord Public Schools for helping students develop these important skills.”
The event was held ahead of National Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, May 5. Due to expected inclement weather, Concord schools will mark the event throughout early May with support from the Concord Police Department.
Concord Police collaborated with the Concord Public schools, Safe Routes to School and the Transportation Advisory Bicycle Subcommittee, as well as numerous community members, to make the event a success.