The Flagler Fondo, a cycling festival, is coming to Central Park in Palm Coast November 3-5.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney will be escorting the bike rides on Saturday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The Sheriff’s Police Athletic League (PAL) and Bike Patrol Unit will also host a Kids Bicycle Rodeo and Safety demonstration. Youth up to age 12 will have their bikes inspected by Flagler Beach Bike, Run & Fun.
Registration is open from 9:30 to 10 a.m. with instruction and challenges until noon.
The Daytona Beach Bicycle Club, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Flagler County Kiwanis Club are sponsoring free helmets and helmet fittings. PAL will engage with students with fun cycling activities. Immediately following the Bike Rodeo, families are encouraged to ride together “Pedaling with Patrol” on a leisure bike ride with local law enforcement.
“We’ve been looking forward to this event for a long time,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “It was originally scheduled for September but was interrupted by Hurricane Irma. This is a great opportunity to bring the community together with law enforcement and enjoy an exciting community event. I know our Bike Patrol is looking forward to interacting with the kids and teaching them about bike safety.”
Flagler Fondo is working with 7th- Day ReCYCLEry to repair donated used bikes year-round and give them to those that most need them. Used and new bikes will be accepted. All donations will be “recycled” back into our community.