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A group of students get set to ride to school from downtown Youngsville on Bike to School Day, Friday, May 12.

It was Bike to School Day in Youngsville.

About 30 students met up with Youngsville Borough Police at 7:20 a.m. on May 12 at the former PNC Bank building on East Main Street.

Chief Todd Mineweaser and officers Ben Leach and John Uplinger made sure the event was a safe one for the students.

“We make sure they know how to ride, teach them some basic things for their age group,” Mineweaser said. “We make sure they have helmets.”

The department keeps a supply of helmets for those students who need them.

Then, they all make their way to school.

“We block traffic,” Mineweaser said. “We lead them.”

Students get to learn some of the rules of the road without having to deal with traffic.

“We’ve been doing it for many years,” he said. “We started when we had our own bike patrol.”

“It’s another community activity that lets the kids see us in a good light… we’re there to help them and make sure they’re safe,” Mineweaser said.

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