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SPD, First United Methodist partner for bike rodeo


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Volunteers Garrett Olsen and Luke Fasoldt repair a child's bike during last Saturday's bike rodeo, held at Legion Park and sponsored by First United Methodist Church and the Sidney Police Department.

With the summer break a few short months away, the Sidney Police Department partnered with the First United Methodist Church to sponsor a bike rodeo last Saturday at Legion Park, giving children an opportunity to receive free safety gear and have their bicycle checked for mechanical issues.

"It's important for kids to know about bike safety because they are on the road with other vehicles," SPD Officer Jennifer Woodis said. "And they need to realize that they should be observant of the other vehicles as much as possible. Nobody wants to deal with a kid getting hit."

Woodis asked that childr...

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