For Immediate Release / June 7, 2019

RCMP - Install Free Bike Bells

St. Albert RCMP will be installing free bike bells on the first 100 bikes ridden by cyclists ages 10 and up at the St. Albert Public Safety Open House on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the St. Albert Centre parking lot.

As part of the “Ring the Bell” Bike Safety campaign, officers will be wielding screwdrivers at the Public Safety Open House and installing bike bells that carry the message, “#9PMRoutine  Lock It Up”. The bells will help cyclists practise safety on the trails by alerting pedestrians of their approach, and the “Lock it Up” message will remind cyclists to lock up their bike when it is not being used.

Remember, in Alberta, it is the law to have a horn or bell on a bicycle.

Section 60 of the Vehicle Equipment Regulation of the Alberta Traffic Safety Act says “A motor vehicle, power bicycle and bicycle must have a horn or bell.” Not having a horn or a bell may cost cyclists $78.00 in fines each time they ride without one.

So, on Sunday, June 9th, between 11:00 and 3:00, if you are 10 years old or more, come get your free bike bell installed!

It’s 9pm. Do you have a bike bell? Have you locked up your bike? Do you have your bike serial number stored in a safe location? #9PMRoutine.

5 bike bells and a screw driver

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Last edited: October 15, 2019