Medals, displays, giveaways, and lots of fun will be had at the Pell City Police Departments second Bicycle Rodeo on April at Lakeside Park.
This annual event is sponsored by the department’s Bike Patrol Unit and is designed to reinforce bicycle safety as well as test a rider’s skill level. Some of the courses include: Paperboy Newspaper Toss, Speed Racer-Utilizing the department’s RADAR trailer, Winding Roads-Utilizing hand signals and traffic controls, obstacle course and more.
Free bicycle inspections are also available.
According to Pell City Police Chief Greg Turley, “…the rodeo is a great chance for kids to learn safe bicycling skills while having fun on a Spring Saturday morning. The Pell City Police Department is proud to sponsor the rodeo and we feel that, besides being a chance to have fun and learn some safety tips, it is a great opportunity for our citizens to meet their officers.”
Numerous displays and demonstrations are expected again at this year’s rodeo. The event will have an 8:30 a.m. kick off with a police helicopter demonstration, followed by K-9 demonstrations, the fire department’s Fire Safety House, and numerous other law enforcement and military displays. Citizens and kids will also get a chance to meet the newest member of the department, K-9 Voodoo.
Pell City Assistant Police Chief Ed Brasher says that he is “excited about the rodeo and the fun that everyone will have and that he is also looking forward to everyone getting a close look at the Pell City Police Department’s patrol boat “Marine One.” Brasher says that “there’s been a lot of work put into the boat over the winter to make sure that it is top notch and we can’t wait to show it off to everyone.”