‘Bike with a Cop’, featuring Biddeford Police and Apex Youth Connection, will take place on June 5
BIDDEFORD – Children are invited to take a bike ride with officers from the Biddeford Police Department and young people and staff from Apex Youth Connection.
The “Bike with a cop” ride will take place on the East Trail on Saturday June 5 from 10 am to noon. Runners must register to participate in the free event, and do so by going to the “Events” page of the Apex Youth Connection website, www.apexyouthconnection.org.
Agents from Biddeford will join participants for the bike ride to connect with the community in a positive and relaxed setting.
“The idea was to create an opportunity to meet members of the community in a fun way, and what could be better than going out on a beautiful day and riding a bike?” said Justin Lavertue, police and community engagement officer, event organizer.
The event will also give runners the opportunity to experience the range of Apex Youth Connection programs.
Lavertue said the police department has partnered with Apex to provide families with the opportunity to be exposed to community resources that could benefit Biddeford’s youth with life skills and opportunities.
“Apex is very honored to partner with our friends at BPD,” said Melissa Cilley, Executive Director of Apex Youth Connection. “It is so important that we all work together to make this great community even stronger. Events like this help us achieve this goal ”
Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet. The journey will start and end at 1 Medical Center Drive in Biddeford. Parking is available at Southern Maine Health Care.
Lavertue said the event is aimed at children able to cycle on their own, but adults will not be turned down.
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