Images from the annual Mansfield Police Department's "Bike-A-Palooza" event in North Lake Park on Saturday. The free family festival featured activities including a bicycle safety rodeo, bicycle raffle, bike inspections, small bike repairs, face painting, family entertainment, food and the Mansfield Fire Department’s “House of Hazards.” Every child registered received a free bike helmet and attendees were encouraged to participate in a bike ride with Mansfield Police Officers on the bike trail. Community partners in the event were North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Bankz Salon, City of Mansfield Parks & Recreation Department, Mansfield City Council, Mansfield Police Athletic League, JPB Professional Marketing, FOP Lodge #32, FOPA Lodge #70, Lexington Moose 2511 & 2211, Richland Outreach Center, We ACT, The Ohio State Reformatory, Richland Moves, Richland County Prosecutor’s Office, Warren Rupp, Inc., Kokosing Construction, Mansfield Fire Department, Richland County Children Services, MANCI, Young Republicans of Morrow County, R&L Storage in Mt. Gilead, Der Dutchman Restaurant and Ohio American Academy Pediatrics.

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