Keaukaha Keikis Learn Bicycling Rules of the Road 03-22-01

PHONE: 961-2396
MARCH 22, 2001


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BICYCLING SAFETY — About 35 kids from ages 7 to 11 who live in Keaukaha went on a seven-mile bike ride with community policing officers after taking a class in bicycle safety. Starting at the top, and going left to right, the kids assemble for their bicycle ride in the parking lot of Kawanakakoa Hall. Second row, left, the first group of kids encounter a stop sign at Kalanianaole Highway, and right, a community policing officer directs the young bicyclists on which direction to go. Third row, left, Community Police Officer John Pagay stops at an intersection with a young group of kids, and right, like ducklings following a hen, young bicyclists follow a community police officer down Kalanianaole Avenue. Fourth row, left, the kids signal their intent to turn left off Kalanianaole, and right, the kids practice signaling a right turn. Fifth row, a member of the Leleiwi Community Association hands out rubber gloves to kids who pick up the trash at the new Lokoaka Ponds parking area, and right, the kids assemble before the cleanup.


Keaukaha keikis got to practice their new bicycling skills immediately after taking a class in bicycle safety taught Wednesday (March 21, 2001) by Hilo community policing officers.

About 35 kids, residents of the Keaukaha community and ranging in age from 7 to 11, were led by four community policing officers on a trip of more than three and a half miles from the Kawanakakoa Hall to Richardson Beach Park.

On their way back to the community center, they stopped at the new Lokoaka Ponds parking area, where they met with members of the Leleiwi Community Association and then picked up trash from Kalanianaole Avenue to the Beach area.

After cleaning up, the kids rode back to Puhi Bay for lunch. For the younger children, the round-trip bicycle ride of more than seven miles was a long one.

Community policing officers taking part in the clean-up and biking expedition were Richard Sherlock, the officer assigned to the Keaukaha area, Van Reyes, John Pagay, John Rodrigues and Elson Cabatu.

The project was a cooperative effort involving the Hawaii County Police Department, County Parks and Recreation Department, Kawananakoa Hall and the Leleiwi Community Association.

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