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Safety In Mind

Several team up for bicycle rodeo

Photo submitted to Times Observer City of Warren Police Officer A.J. Foriska leads a group of young riders on a safety ride during Saturday’s bike rodeo in North Warren.

To protect and serve, Conewango Township Police teamed up with City of Warren Police, Warren Cycle Shop, and North Warren Volunteer Fire Department to make sure some youngsters had a good start on bicycle safety.

On Saturday, Conewango Township Police Officer Charlie Andersen, with the help of City of Warren Police Officer A.J. Foriska, hosted a bike rodeo, with safety, skills, an obstacle course, demonstrations, and a neighborhood ride centered on the North Warren Presbyterian Church pavilion and parking lot.

Andy Georgakis of Warren Cycle Shop performed bicycle safety inspections.

There were a variety of age and skill levels represented among the participants — young riders with training wheels to older kids on mountain bikes, Andersen said.

“North Warren VFD assisted at the event and provided tours of their equipment and sprayed water as the attendees returned from a neighborhood ride,” he said.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Andy Georgakis of Warren Cycle Shop performs a safety inspection on a bike while Conewango Township Police Officer Charlie Andersen and City of Warren Police Officer A.J. Foriska work with young riders on their skills.

Conewango Township Police are hoping to make the event into an annual one and expressed thanks to the sponsors named above and Calvert-Pearson Insurance, Sheetz, Napoli’s Pizza, John Gertsch Memorial Home Association, and Walmart. There were also private donations to the event.

Photo submitted to Times Observer The participants in Saturday’s Bike Rodeo in North Warren take time out for a photo opportunity.

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