The Columbia Police Department Foundation & Columbia Parks & Recreation Foundation to Hold 3rd Annual Parks & Pedals Bicycle Event

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(Columbia, SC) – The Columbia Police Foundation and the Columbia Parks & Recreation Foundation, in collaboration with Walmart, are proud to announce the upcoming third annual Police, Parks & Pedals Community Bicycle Initiative and rally event, set to take place at Rosewood Park on Saturday, May 18th, starting at 11:30 am.

With May designated as National Bicycle Safety Month, this event underscores the importance of promoting bicycle safety and fostering community engagement. As part of this initiative, the Foundations, in partnership with Walmart, will be presenting new bicycles and helmets to selected students from South Kilbourne Elementary School and Hand Middle School.

The event will kick off with speeches from esteemed dignitaries, including Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, Columbia Police Chief William Holbrook, and Columbia District Three City Councilman Will Brennan, emphasizing the significance of collaborative efforts between law enforcement, the community, schools, and businesses.

Following the presentations, a community bicycle rally will take place, bringing together members of the community for a fun and active ride through Rosewood Park. To cap off the day, students will be treated to complimentary ice cream from the Columbia Police Department’s ice cream truck.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Walmart to provide bicycles and helmets to deserving students in our community,” said [Insert Spokesperson Name], [Title] of the Columbia Police Foundation. “Events like these not only promote physical activity but also strengthen the bonds between law enforcement, local organizations, and the community.”

The event is expected to draw notable figures such as Columbia Assistant City Manager Henry Simons, Richland School District 1 Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon, Principal Derrick M. Thierse of South Kilbourne Elementary School, Principal Patrice Green of Hand Middle School, and representatives from Walmart.

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