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Bike safety, skills course, inspections Saturday, April 20

The Prescott Valley Police Department is working in collaboration with several partners, including Yavapai College, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in all areas of the community through various educational and awareness events.

PVPD invites the public to a free Spokes and Sneakers event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Findlay Toyota Center north parking lot in Prescott Valley.

A limited number of free bicycle helmets will be available as well as other safety items. The first 75 children to complete the bicycle skills courses will receive a free bicycle safety light. Also taking place will be bike helmet fittings, free bicycle inspections and tune-ups.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Do-Right will offer an entertaining and informative pedestrian safety presentation. The Hangry Cheesesteak is available for those wanting to purchase lunch while attending the event.

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awarded the department $9,653 in grant funds to help the department with safety concerns involving pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles.

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