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PCC fair emphasizes bike safety for youth, adults

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NORTH PORTLAND, Ore. – In a bike friendly city like Portland, it’s important to be safe on the roads. That’s why Portland Community College is hosting an event to teach kids and their parents the value of bicycle safety.

The Bicycle Safety Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in front of the Public Service Education Building at the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth Street. Children aged 16 and younger attending the event will receive a free bicycle helmet (while supplies last) and get to navigate a bicycle safety course. Attendees will also have the chance to tour various emergency response vehicles provided by several area police and fire agencies, and the PCC Student Association of Firefighters.

Plus, there will be a raffle for two children’s bicycles complete with matching helmets to benefit the PCC Criminal Justice Club. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking is free of charge and is located in P-1 lot.

“Kids and parents alike will be able to explore different police vehicles and learn lots of exciting stuff about law enforcement and safety,” said criminal justice student and Bike Safety Fair organizer Suzette Pump. “Plus, this event is a way for students in the criminal justice program at PCC to get involved and give back to the community.”

Students from the PCC 911 Emergency Communications program will be handing out and assisting with KidPrint packets for parents. Kid Print packets contain a stamp pad, fingerprint sheets and a photo. Students will help parents take and print their child’s photo as well as fingerprint them. The packets are a valuable tool in assisting law enforcement in finding lost children.

For more information, please call 503-978-5236.

Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving approximately 88,200 full- and part-time students. For more PCC news, please visit us on the Web at PCC has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »