The Stockyard Bike-A-Thon took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Clark School, 5550 Clark Avenue. Sponsors and partners of the Bike-A-Thon provided children under the age of ten with new bicycle helmets.
Photos by Victoria Shea
Stacks of different colored bicycle helmets wait to be fitted.
Scherrie Cumnningham fits her niece, nicknamed “Fattie Girl”, age 2, with a helmet.
24 bicycles were donated for a drawing that took place after the bike-a-thon’s ride through the neighborhood.
Nefty Morales, age 8, and Diana Cordero, age 5, examine their new bicycle helmets
Police Officer’s from Cleveland’s 2nd District watch as neighborhood children enjoy the comfortable weather during the bike-a-thon.
Cleveland Police Officer Harper, from 2nd District receives a small token from an admirer.
Showing that Cleveland Police know how to have fun, Officer Kidd shows off his moves for the Cha-Cha Slide
Office Kidd, 2nd District Community Engagement Officer joins in for the Cha-Cha Slide
Dancing like no one is watching is Cleveland Police Mounted Unit Mandy.
Cleveland Fire Department were also on hand teaching the importance of fire safety.
Officer Kidd show’s just how “low” he can go while dancing the Cha-Cha Slide
Children of all ages enjoy riding their bicycles through the Clark School parking lot.
14-year-old Mandy of the Cleveland Police Mounted Unit get’s attention from Julia Passafiume, age 9, and Lora Passafiume, age 5.
Cleveland Police Mounted Unit officer, Office Seiger get’s 14-year-old Mandy to dance the Cleveland Shuffle.
Mandy loves the attention she is getting from Julia and Lora Passafiume. The girls mother, Deborah Passafiume, grew up on a farm.
Hugo, a narcotic-certified K-9 is a German Shepherd mix from the Czech Republic and has been on the force for five years.
Aliyah Munoz, age 5, got to spend some time with K-9 Officer Doug Nichols and six-year-old Hugo.
“To the right, to the right, to the right” comes Mandy and Office Seiger
K-9 dog Hugo poses for the camera. According to Hugo’s officer, Doug Nichols, Hugo “likes to eat bees.”