Neighbourhood officers are back two wheels with kids from the Regent Park community.
The 51 Division Bicycle Club is back on the road. The club’s members are youth from Regent Park that were provided with bicycles and helmets through last year's Jumpstart program along with help from The Breakfast Club and the Toronto Police Service.
After they got their bicycles we continued riding with them on a bi-weekly basis. During the winter months we obtained a location for our program, courtesy of Barry Thomas from Toronto Community Housing.
On Sunday, April 6, Sergeant Sin Chiu and Constable Farzad Ghotbi and I went on our first ride of the spring season around from 51 Division, along Lake Shore Blvd. and ending at Nelson Mandela Park Public School.
Before the start of our ride, we installed safety equipment. A Proaction Cops & Kids grant assisted to purchase bells, lights, and locks for members of the club. Officers installed these essential equipment and a safety check was performed to make sure all bicycles were in good and safe riding condition.
We received many thumbs up along the way from members of the public and fellow bike riders and look forward to the summer season.