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Verona police to host annual 'Bike Derby'

Dillon Carr
| Monday, June 4, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
Verona Police Department Bike Derby 2017.
Verona Police Department Bike Derby 2017.
Sergeant Jerry Frankos (left) sits on a children's bike and Sylvia Provenza, Verona councilwoman, poses for a photo at 2017's Bike Derby.
Sergeant Jerry Frankos (left) sits on a children's bike and Sylvia Provenza, Verona councilwoman, poses for a photo at 2017's Bike Derby.

The Verona Police Department will host its annual Bike Derby this weekend.

The event, catered to younger children who are able to ride bicycles, aims to promote proper bike safety and maintenance.

“We've noticed kids riding around with no helmet,” said Sergeant Jerry Frankos. “So we try to stop them and talk to them to make sure they're doing the right thing.”

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., children are invited to the Verona Police Department at 736 East Railroad Avenue where they can ride their bikes around obstacles and enter into a chance to win a bicycle from Dirty Harry's. Helmets will be donated to each child, Frankos said.

He said the bike shop will have someone there to perform minor maintenance work to the children's bike.

The event will also have hotdogs and treats, an ambulance from Lower Valley and other county emergency vehicles, Frankos said.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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