Police give bikes away to Richfield students


Richfield High School students on June 1 prepare to test out their new bikes, donated by the Richfield Police Department with the goal of building relationships with the students. From left, Alexis White, Arianna Cyrus, Jose Galicia Maceda and Luis Parra get acquainted with their new rides. Richfield Police gave out bikes to 11 students as part of the community relations event. Before taking the bikes home, the high-schoolers visited the police station, where they were taught bike safety by officers and representatives of BikeMN.org. Next, they biked to Richfield High School with a police motorcycle escort. (Photos courtesy city of Richfield)


Elder Zalazar gets an adjustment to his bike as he prepares to ride.
Officer Kristi Bullard stands by as Alex Wagner, middle, and Trayon Jones examine their new bikes.