It’s been a week filled with community engagement for the Hellertown and Lower Saucon police departments.
On the heels of a successful National Night Out celebration in the borough’s Dimmick Park Tuesday night, officers from the adjacent departments participated in a community Bike Ride With the Police on the Saucon Rail Trail Thursday evening.
The second annual Bike Ride With the Police was held in coordination with Hellertown’s Saucon Valley Bikes to help promote bike safety, and also to demonstrate to young people that police are approachable and friendly, organizers said.
The ride will began and ended on the trail at Water Street Park in Hellertown.
The Reading Drive trailhead in Lower Saucon Township was the turnaround point, and at the conclusion of the ride there was ice cream for participants, courtesy of the Heintzelman family.
Members of the public can follow both police departments on Facebook for updates about future events:
Photos by Chris Christian