Tisbury police serve up BBQ and helmets at bike rodeo

The Tisbury police department will host a bicycle rodeo for Island children in grades 1-6 on Saturday, May 21 from 11 am to 1 pm, in the parking lot behind the Tisbury School on Spring Street, weather permitting. Sunday, May 22, is the rain date.

Children will have an opportunity to learn riding safety tips, such as how to cross an intersection safely, and sharpen their maneuvering skills by riding through a serpentine obstacle course, and meet police officers. Always a crowd-pleaser in years past, radar used by the Tisbury police will clock children’s bike-riding speeds.

There will be free bike helmets and tee-shirts for young bicyclists. In addition, the children can enter a free raffle for a chance to win one of four Trek bicycles that will be given away, one donated by Cycle Works and the other three purchased by the Tisbury Police Relief Association.

Tisbury police chief Dan Hanavan said the annual rodeo provides an opportunity for the officers to interact with the kids and parents in a fun way and pass on important safety tips.

To refuel the young cyclists, free chips, soda, hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. For more information call Tisbury police at 508-696-4240.