1st Police, Parks & Pedals Community Bicycle Initiative to Celebrate National Bicycle Safety Month

May 18, 2022

The Columbia Police Department Foundation and the Columbia Parks & Recreation Foundation have partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to hold the inaugural Police, Parks & Pedals Community Bicycle Initiative and rally event at Greenview Park on Saturday, May 21 beginning at 10:00 am. May is National Bicycle Safety Month.

The Foundations, through their partnership with Academy Sports + Outdoors, will provide new bicycles and helmets to selected students from the community in recognition of their academic achievement, who were selected based on a variety of academic criteria. The event will conclude with a community bicycle rally through the Greenview neighborhood with the students and their parents, CPD officers, Foundation representatives, City of Columbia staff and members of the community.

Also attending the event will be Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, Columbia District One City Councilwoman Tina Herbert, Columbia Police Chief William Holbrook, Assistant City Manager Henry Simons and Richland County School District One representatives.

WHO: Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, Councilwoman Tina Herbert,  Columbia Police Department Foundation, Columbia Parks & Recreation Foundation, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Richland County School District One representatives

WHAT: Police, Parks & Pedals Community Bicycle Initiative and Rally

WHERE: Greenview Park – 6700 David St, 29203

WHEN: Saturday, May 21

  • 10:00 am – Speakers recognize importance of police, community, school and business partnerships
  • 10:30 am – Presentation of Lewis Greenview Elementary and W.G. Sanders students with their new bicycles
  • 10:45 am – Greenview neighborhood bicycle ride/rally