Richmond Police giving away 100 bikes at Public Safety 5K Bike Ride

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- The Richmond Police Department will be giving away bikes at their annual Public Safety 5K Bike Ride and Community Day on June 16. 

RPD says Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries and members of the community donated 100 brand new bicycles and helmets. They'll be given to children between the ages of 9 and 15 years old at no cost who pre-registered for the event prior to June 12. 

The day’s activities, which are open to the public, will include a 5K bike ride through South Richmond and a community event immediately following the ride which will feature free food, music, and games.

Those interested in participating in the 5K ride are asked to visit here to reserve a spot. All participants must have a bicycle, helmet and parental consent to participate. Covered shoes and helmets are required.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the 3.2-mile bicycle ride will start at 9 a.m. The Community Day events will begin following the conclusion of the ride at 10 a.m. The ride is open to adults and youth who are, at minimum, 9-years-old. An on-site obstacle course will be provided for children under 9-years-old.


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