(Dublin, Ohio) — For the third year, the Dublin Police Department is collecting new and recycled bicycles to connect local children with a free, safe bike to ride.
Dublin Police, in partnership with the Starfish Assignment, will host a Bikes & Badges donation drive Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dublin Justice Center, 6565 Commerce Parkway. Anyone can contribute new or gently used bikes, which Starfish Assignment will distribute later this spring. This is a drive-thru event.
Bikes of all sizes and in good condition, including tricycles and balance bikes, will be accepted.
“Already in our third year, this program has been such a testament to the generosity of the Dublin community and a reminder to constantly find ways to help our neighbors,” Dublin Police Chief Justin Páez says. “Bikes for kids is a cause we all can get behind as many of us remember the joy of our first bicycles.”
During the 2022 and 2021 drives, the Dublin community donated nearly 350 bicycles, which Starfish Assignment and the Columbus Division of Police distributed at the Glenwood Community Center in the Hilltop area. Dublin Police officers have supported giveaway events and will continue to do so this year.
The Starfish Assignment
The Starfish Assignment’s primary purpose is to help people by partnering with law enforcement officers to identify needs in local communities. This is the organization’s fourth annual Bikes & Badges event.
Public Safety in Dublin
The Dublin Police Department is dedicated to protection, service and public safety in partnership with the community. Learn more at YourDublinPolice.org.
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