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Salinas PAL Bicycle Safety Rodeo 2012

On October 21, the Salinas Police Activities League hosted its yearly Bicycle Safety Rodeo as part of the Bi-National Health & Resource Fair.  Forty-seven children and their families participated in the free event where each child received a helmet, bicycle safety inspection, a bicycle safety class, and tested what they learned through a closed course.

The children learned the importance of always wearing a helmet, how to signal when turning or stopping, and how to navigate through various roadway obstacles.  Salinas PAL also raffled away a total of three bicycles.

A small group of Salinas Police Explorers, a Community Service Officer, a community member, and two Police Officers dedicated their time to making this a successful and fun event.

Salinas PAL is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the community with events such as this and many more throughout the year. SPAL’s Police and community volunteers are committed to providing our youth with alternatives to violence through educational and recreational activities throughout the year.

We depend on community support through tax-deductible donations as well as the hard work of volunteers.

We at SPAL believe in filling playgrounds not prisons. Your child can benefit from free programs that include bowling, Jr. Giants baseball, karate, and more.

For information on how to sign up, please visit www.salinaspal.org or visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/salinaspal. You can also contact Officer Angel Gonzalez at 831-758-7906.

Thank you to the Salinas Police Department for providing this information.

Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera
Telephone: 758-7348

Release Date/Time: 10/22/2012 2:17 PM
Incident: Update Bicycle Rodeo
Date: Monday, 10/22/2012
Time: 2:17 PM
Location:1441 Del Monte Ave.

Related info on this site

Children and Teens section of this site (access it above the banner anytime).  Besides biking info, you’ll also find a few other youth-related resources such as Barbara Coloroso’s visit to Monterey County–Kids Are Worth it! Includes teen and Spanish/English free materials on the Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander.

Consider that many kids in our county can’t afford bikes; maybe you can help!

Salinas police officers pictured at top of this post…

are shown following Kiddie Caper parade before Rodeo Week 2012.

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