Safety In Mind
Several team up for bicycle rodeo
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.
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.