COVINGTON, Va. – The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for its 21st annual bike rodeo Saturday.
In a donated space at Union Bank, the coordinator has organized all the giveaways, like bikes, helmets, and knee and elbow pads.
More than 400 children are expected to attend.
Everyone will leave with something, including the 200 donated bikes that will be given away.
“We live in a tough economic region of the state. We don't have the jobs and opportunities that some other localities have and I think that's one reason that this community just pulls together. It's something about that thought that of any child winning a bike, but especially a child that's never had the opportunity to experience something like a new bicycle,” explained Bike Rodeo coordinator Sgt. Chris Fisher.
“We get to do something and they see us outside of our uniform and being normal people with them and interacting in a fun way,” said Alleghany County Sheriff Kevin Hall.
Organizers would like to thank the more than 200 community sponsors that have donated to the 2017 Bike Rodeo.
If you’re interested in attending, visit the Alleghany County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page for more information.