Approximately 50 children participated in the first annual bicycle rodeo, jointly hosted by the Saugus Police and Fire departments as well as the Youth and Recreation department at Belmonte STEAM Academy on Wednesday. The event taught children about bicycle safety through drills and obstacle courses. Children tried on fire equipment.
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School first grader Julian DiPaolo, 7, tried on an air tank with Firefighter Bobby Roberto.
Belmonte STEAM Academy fifth grader Anthony Spinney, 9, time was 15:99 for the turtle race.
Veterans Elementary School first grader Jack Brown learned turn signals from Police Officer Ryan Bancroft.
Belmonte STEAM Academy third-grader Zaki Belkheira, 8, gave the stop hand signal during Wednesday’s first annual bicycle rodeo at Belmonte STEAM Academy.
Scott Moses, 8, rode his bicycle in the start and stop turtle race.
Saugus resident Naomi Tarentino, 10, with Police Officer Bryan Misci, in the stop and go turtle race with a score of 34:01.
Shown from left to right: Youth and Recreation staff David Jarosz, Belmonte special education teacher Shelagh O’Connell, Sgt. Fred Forni, Detective Stacey Forni, dispatcher Gina Vozzella, Youth and Recreation interim director Crystal Cakounes and interim program coordinator Emily Grant.
The Saugus Police and Youth and Recreation as well as the Fire Department sponsored the first annual bike rodeo.
Veterans Memorial Elementary School kindergartner Cooper Salamone, 5, took a left turn with Police Officer Ryan Bancroft.
Veterans Memorial Elementary school kindergartner Mila Murphy, 5, is taught hand signals and signs by Police Officer David Harris, at right.
Shown from left to right: Fire Captain Bill Cross, Firefighter Bobby Roberto, Firefighter Patrick Cross, Firefighter Anthony Arone with Police Lt. Anthony Lopresti with Belmonte STEAM Academy second grader Jovie Theroux, 7, and Brackett Marshall, 3.5.