Madera Police Department, Sunrise Rotary and Madera Unified School District (MUSD) combined staff and efforts Saturday for a Bicycle Safety and Repair Day that drew more than 200 youths and their bikes at Madison Elementary School.
Even before the event started at 10 a.m., kids with all varieties of bikes lined up along the fence. According to Officer Wayson Juarez, it was one of the largest turnouts for the seventh year of the event.
Juarez and a group of Police Explorers kept busy registering children for a safety course and a bicycle raffle in which six bikes were given away. To enter to win, attendees had to pass the safety course, which included a slalom course, traffic signs, and knowing arm signals before making a turn.
In front of the school entrance members of the Sunrise Rotary Club, staff from Madera Bike Shop and volunteers repaired dozens of bikes throughout the day. The shop also donated parts and Walmart contributed too...