NUTLEY, NJ – Township residents and their children enjoyed a fun-filled time on a sun-drenched afternoon as the Nutley Police Department hosted their annual Bike Rodeo in the parking lot at Public Safety Headquarters on Tuesday, June 11.
 
The after-school event included a weaving obstacle course around orange traffic cones, important bike safety inspections, helmet fittings and free hot dogs and water for Nutley residents attending the function.
 
 
The first 100 kids under the age of 12 at the event also received a free bike helmet.

 
“It's a great way for the community to come together and for our children to meet our law enforcement officials in an informal environment as a gesture of Goodwill for our community,” Nutley resident Nick Moccio told TAP.
 

Moccio accompanied his three children to the annual event.
 
“Also, the inspection station to make sure that the children's bikes are operating properly is very important,” Moccio said.  “Providing free helmets to the children of our community is a great to be fitted properly and to understand the importance of wearing such safety devices.”
 
The program is coordinated by Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco and Police Chief Thomas Strumolo, and staffed by members of the Nutley Police Department.
 
“These town events bring friends together and provide an opportunity to meet new ones,” Moccio added.