The National Safety Council’s Injury Facts® notes that the number of deaths reported in the United States from bicycle incidents increased 29%, from 793 in 2010 to 1,024 in 2017. According to Detective Andrew Stanger, “Traditionally, we see more bicycle-related accidents during summer months so educating our youth to be bike-safe, it incredibly important. We want to educate our children by offering them a fun and free family event that they can attend.”
Make plans to attend the annual Windsor Bike Night on Tuesday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Boardwalk Park, 100 N. 5th St. Hosted by the Windsor Police Department and the Windsor Optimist Club, the evening kicks off with a family-friendly bike parade around Windsor Lake at 6:15 p.m. led by a bicycle patrol officer. After the parade, kids 12 years old and younger are invited to visit bicycle safety stations, participate in an obstacle course, register their bike, check out the bike helmet giveaways and get their bike checked for safety. There will also be food provided by the Windsor Police Department.
Activities and giveaways during this free event will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
For more information, contact the Windsor Police Department at 970-674-6400.