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Community Bike Night set for June 13

Emily Wenger
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Community Bike Night set for June 13

The Windsor Police Department and the Windsor Optimist Club will host a community Bike Night event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Boardwalk Park, according to a news release from the town of Windsor.

"We've worked with the Optimist Club to revamp our annual Bike Rodeo," Chief of Police Richard Klimek said in the release. "This year we've moved locations and expanded the event to make it more family and community oriented."

The evening will kick off with a family-friendly bike parade around Windsor Lake at 6:15 p.m. led by a bicycle patrol officer.

After the parade, children younger than 12 are invited to participate in bicycle safety stations, including an obstacle course, bicycle registration, helmet giveaways and helmet and bike safety checks, according to the release.

According to the release, safety station participants will be given a passport, and once participants complete the safety stations, passports can be turned in for a prize pack.

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Helmets and prize packs will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

The police department will offer hamburger or hot dog meal deals for $3 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Windsor Optimist Club.

The event is also sponsored by Spokes Bicycles and the Johnny Jacoby Community Foundation, according to the release.

For more information, call the Windsor Police Department at (970) 674-6400.

Fourth of July celebrations to include fireworks and a four-legged fun run

Windsor's 2017 Fourth of July celebrations will include a four-legged fun run and fireworks, according to the town of Windsor's website.

The four-legged fun run, a dog-friendly race around Windsor Lake, begins at 8 a.m. with a registration starting at 7 a.m. $20 covers entry fee and exclusive race T-shirt. Pre-register by 8 a.m. July 3rd for a $5 discount. For event registration please visit windsorgov.com/recreg.

Windsor Lake also offers boating, fishing and a swim beach. Local and regional food trucks will be onsite, and attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets to the fireworks show set for about 9:30 p.m.

 The north section of the Windsor Lake Trail, including the dog swim beach, will be closed immediately following the Fourth of July four-legged fun run to facilitate fireworks setup.

 For the safety of the community, the town asks visitors to remember no glass is permitted in town parks, and the maximum alcohol content by weight is 3.2 percent.

 Charcoal grills are prohibited as well as gas grills over 200 square inches and propane tanks weighing over one pound.

 Tents and portable shelter after 6 p.m. are prohibited.

 Pets must be leashed at all time. For your own pet's safety, it is strongly recommended you leave your pet at home during the fireworks display.

 Personal fireworks are never permitted in town limits and are subject to a $500 fine.

 5th Street will close at 7 a.m. and will be limited to handicap parking only.

 Extra handicap parking will be available in the Boardwalk Park Parking Lot off of Birch Street along with a loading and unloading zone.

 6th and 7th Street turn lanes will close at dusk.

 It is illegal to park along Colo. 257.

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