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Community

Annual police bike rodeo Saturday

Bike and helmet giveaways, free food and kids activities on tap

STERLING – The Sterling Police Department’s 18th annual bicycle rodeo will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Challand Middle School, 1700 Sixth Ave.

Officers will set up bicycle obstacle courses, and will be on hand to help young riders through the courses. They will teach proper hand signals for turning and stopping, how to obey traffic signs, and how to control bicycles while turning.

There will be bike safety inspections, and bicycle helmets will be given away and fitted to the first 400 kids who bring their bikes to be registered. Two bikes and many door prizes will be given away.

Kids can tour a CGH Medical Center ambulance and Sterling Fire Department fire engine, and there will be K-9 unit and vehicle airbag demonstrations.

There also will be free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and soft drinks; face painting; a beanbag toss; performances by local magician and balloon artist Jeremy the Amazer and deejay K-Style.

Sterling Police Chief Ron Potthoff will be in the dunk tank.

Call Officer Ryan Brownell, 815-632-6605, for more information.

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