The Jefferson Township Police Department is hosting the second annual Police Bike ’nTrike Chase as part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. The ride around Lake Shawnee takes place on Saturday, June 16, at 9 a.m. (rain or shine). Cyclists can begin checking in at 8 a.m. at Stanlick School (121 East Shawnee Trail).

All ages are welcome to participate in the free event. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, and all children through age 16 must wear a helmet.

Bikers up to age 12 will ride a small loop going left out of the school parking lot, turning around at the intersection of Hurdtown and Shawnee Trail, and heading back to the school. Police officers will follow on their bikes. The children’s goal is to complete the loop and beat the policeback to the school!

Bikers 13 and older (and younger riders if they choose)will have the option of completing a larger loop that will continue past the school, go all the way around the lake, and then return back to Stanlick School.

As part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, this free event is offered to encourage residents of all ages to get out and get healthy. Wholesome refreshments will be served in the school’s all-purpose room for bikers to enjoy after their ride.

Registration is through Community Pass online:http://www.communitypass.net. Log in to an existing account or follow the prompts to set one up, and then choose the Winter/Spring 2018 season to register for this event. For assistance, contact the Recreation Department office at 973-663-8404 x2 or grhinesmith@jeffersontownship.net.

Sergeant Hale and Detective Kratzel take up the chase as the last of the riders scurry away. (Photo: Anthony Lawson)

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