The third annual Police Bike ’n’ Trike event will be hosted by the Jefferson Township Police Department as part of the local Mayors Wellness Campaign. The ride around Lake Shawnee takes place on Saturday, June 1, 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 riders through age 16 are required to wear a helmet.

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

Bikers through age 12 will ride a 1-mile loop going left out of the school parking lot onto East Shawnee Trail, turning around at the intersection with Hurdtown 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 police back to the school!

Bikers 13 and older (and younger riders if they choose) will have the option of completing a longer 2.5-mile loop that will continue past the school, go all the way around the lake, and then return back to Stanlick School.

Here they come, no coppers in sight! (Photo: Anthony Lawson)

As part of the Mayors 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: Log in to an existing account or follow the prompts to set one up, and then choose Mayors Wellness Campaign 2019 to register. For assistance, contact the Recreation Department office at 973-663-8404 x4 or

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