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With rain forecast Saturday, Riverhead PAL bike rodeo postponed to Sunday

File photo: Courtney Blasl

The twice-postponed bike rodeo sponsored annually by the Riverhead Police Athletic League has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m.

Tomorrow’s dismal weather forecast led organizers of the bike rodeo to make the early call to hold it instead on Sunday, when the forecast is somewhat better. In case of inclement weather Sunday, call 727-5744 ext. 30.

Kids have a chance to compete for a brand-new bicycle in the popular event, which takes place at Stotzky Park, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Children must be able to ride a two-wheeler and a helmet is necessary to compete in the rodeo.

The bike rodeo is free and open to all Riverhead Town residents in kindergarten through sixth grade. Kids compete on a bike safety course designed by the American Automobile Association. Bikes will be awarded to the winner of each grade group: K-2, 3-4 and 5-6. Other prizes are awarded to the top finishers in all grade categories.

File photos: Courtney Blasl

“This event is a positive experience for the children in our community. They learn valuable bike safety tips while getting a chance to meet police officers in a friendly setting,” Riverhead PAL said in a press release.

Stotzky Park is located at 55 Columbus Avenue in Riverhead.

File photo: Courtney Blasl
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