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South River Police Department to award 10 bicycles to coloring contest winners

The South River Police Department will not hold its annual Bicycle Rodeo & Public Safety Day. However, the alternative is a Virtual Bicycle Safety Rodeo & Coloring Contest.

Children ages 3-13 have the chance to participate in a coloring contest. The first 300 entries received will each receive a coupon for a free treat from one of three local businesses that are partnering to sponsor this program. There will also be 10 brand new bikes awarded to the coloring contest winners.

Through June 15, the department will be posting a series of bicycle safety videos hosted by South River officers on the borough website and social media pages. The goal is to virtually teach South River’s children the bicycle safety lessons they would normally learn about at the annual Bicycle Rodeo & Public Safety Day. Parents are asked to watch these videos with their children.

All entries will receive a bicycle safety certificate, indicating the participant has learned the proper safe riding techniques.

To enter the coloring contest, simply print the coloring sheet, have your child color it, and submit it by regular mail or email to the addresses indicated on the sheet. The coloring sheet can be found at www.southriverpd.org/bicycle-safety

Contest rules:
• Entries must be received by June 15.
• This program is open to South River residents only.
• Do not drop off entries in person.
• Two bikes will be given away to the winners (one girl and one boy) of each age group. Age groups are 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10-11 and 12-13.

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