As part of the annual National Night Out, the Firebaugh Police Activities League (PAL) requested help from the Pleasant Valley State Prison Bike Program.
In all, 25 bikes in assorted sizes were repaired by the incarcerated men at the Minimum-Security Facility. The bicycles were hand-picked by Sergeant J. Depond and Officer H. Richards to be used in the Bike Rodeo.
“The Bicycle Safety Rodeo Event will teach children the rules of the road as well as bike safety. This event allows the children to practice and develop skills so that they can become better bicyclists,” said Firebaugh Police Officer R. Tabares, PAL Coordinator.
In addition to an obstacle course, there was a bike inspection and helmet check. Pleasant Valley donated to the bike program for a giveaway for children who didn’t have bikes. Also, kids who have outgrown their bikes could replace them.