File photo: Courtney Blasl

Riverhead kids in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to compete in the Riverhead PAL Bike Rodeo on Saturday, June 12 at 8:30 a.m. at Stotzky Park.

Kids test their bicycling skills on a safety course designed by the Automobile Club of America. Police officers instruct the cyclists on the rules of each part of the course and grade their efforts. Children who earn the most points overall win prizes donated by local businesses and town police organizations.

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A new bicycle will be awarded to the top winners in each grade group K-2, 3-4, 5-6.

Participants must bring a bike, helmet and mask and be able to ride a two-wheeled bike.

The event is free and fun for the whole family. Register on the day of the event. The rodeo takes place in the parking lot on Columbus Avenue.

The rain date for this event is Sunday, June 13 at 12:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather call (631) 727-5744 ext. 30.

Police Officer Kaley Castantine high-fives a contestant at the Riverhead PAL Bike Rodeo May 20. Photo: Denise Civiletti

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