The Forks Township Police Department is holding a bike derby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Get ready to peddle. The Forks Township Police Department will hold its annual bike derby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The event is geared toward children and helps promote bike safety. The bike derby, which takes place at the Forks Township Municipal Complex, 1606 Sullivan Trail, is in collaboration with the Cycle Fitters and Coalition of Alternate Transportation. There will be helmet checks, bike inspections and derby courses. Sign-up forms can be found at the front desk in the Forks Township Municipal Complex. The forms ask for parental authorization for children.
Police Chief Greg Dorney stresses safety with new state bike law, lots of township bike paths and a bike derby on June 13.
With a new state law on the books and the weather getting warmer, Forks Township police will push bike safety over the next few months. The Forks Township Police Department will hold its 9th Annual Bike Derby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the community park on Wednesday, June 13. For Police Chief Greg Dorney, bike safety is a must. "We have bike paths throughout the whole community," Dorney said. "Forks Township has invested a lot of money in the bike paths and developers have made them a part of their projects." State laws regarding bike safety have also changed. Some new rules of the road went into effect at the start of April. The laws stress that motorists must leave a 4-foot cushion of safety when passing a bicyclist. Bicycle riders also …