Hyannis, MA (PressExposure) May 03, 2013 -- The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, a personal injury law firm based in Hyannis, recently announced it will be donating 30 bicycle helmets to a bicycle rodeo to be conducted by the Barnstable Police Department on June 1 at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center located at 141 Basset Lane in Hyannis. The rodeo will take place in a sectioned off part of the Center's parking lot from 11am to 2pm.
As part of the rodeo, Barnstable Police Department bicycle patrol will demonstrate safe riding skills for attendees. Children who bring bikes to the rodeo can take part in the drills. School-age children, K-12, are invited to attend. The 30 helmets will be given away as part of a free raffle during the course of the rodeo.
"It would not be a rodeo if the riders weren't wearing something on their heads. In this case, bicycle helmets offer far more protection than cowboy hats," joked John C. Manoog III. "Seriously, we're happy to team up with the Barnstable PD to help kids learn how to safely navigate their bicycles and to wear the proper equipment."
"Many of the injuries we see to younger cyclists could have been mitigated or prevented altogether had they been wearing helmets," said Sergeant Tom Twomey, leader of Barnstable's bike patrol unit. "We're very grateful to Attorney Manoog for donating these helmets and to the Youth & Community Center for hosting the event."
In addition to the helmet raffle, Friendly's will be handing out coupons to kids attending the ride for a free scoop of ice cream.
"We're in a fun business--selling ice cream and other delicious foods--but we take the role of being a member of the greater Hyannis business community very seriously. Part of that is giving back to the community," said Anna Griswold, District Sales Manager for Friendly's. "If an event like this can help prevent just one child from being injured on their bicycle because of this rodeo, then it was well worth it."
The Firm also offers criminal defense services for clients. Initial consultation is free. The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III has two locations, 450 South Street in downtown Hyannis and 18 Main Street Extension in Plymouth center for added convenience.
For more information, visit http://www.manooglaw.com or call toll-free 888-262-6664.