The St. John Citizens’ Integration Team and the V.I. Police Department, in conjunction with the St. John Administrator’s Office, are hosting a Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, February 12.
In an effort to bring all bicycle owners into compliance with rules and regulations, the CIT and VIPD will host two registration drives on February 12.
All bicycle owners must register their bicycles and obtain license plates for their bikes.
A representative from the Department of Motor Vehicles will be present at the Coral Bay ball field on February 12 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to register bicycles. There is a $16 registration fee, which covers registration cards and license plates for bicycles for the year.
VIPD officials will host a safety course for children, who will receive free bicycle helmets upon completion. The rodeo then moves to the V.I. National Park ball field from 1 to 4 p.m.
After the February 12 Bicycle Rodeo, VIPD officials will enforce bicycle registration regulations, explained St. John Administrator Leona Smith.
“All bicycles must be registered and have license plates,” said Smith. “There are no exceptions. We are trying to give people a chance to come into compliance before the enforcement begins.”