File photo of LPD Officer Colin Ryder speaking to young cyclists at a safety event.

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander Police Department is excited to announce a new safety campaign this summer. Starting today LPD Officers will be on a mission to issue as many “tickets” as possible to anyone 15 years of age or under who is riding a bicycle or skateboard and are wearing a helmet. The “ticket” will be good for one free ice cream cone or soft drink.

The Lander Police Department would like to thank the following local businesses for participating in this campaign and providing a free ice cream cone or soft drink: Ken & Betty’s Main Street Ice Cream, TCBY – One Stop Market, Dairy Land Drive-In, The Pit Stop in Lander, and McDonald’s.

Also as part of this mission officers will be providing children with helmets if they do not own one. Officers will assist the riders in making sure their helmet fits properly. Any child who does not own a helmet can come to the Lander Police Department to receive a brand new helmet.

Lander Police Officers will also be patrolling the Lander Skate Park and the new Dirt Bike Park to encourage kids to wear their helmets. Several officers will be patrolling the streets and parks this summer on bicycles. Officers will be educating bicyclists on the rules of the road.

It is important to follow the traffic laws, even on a bicycle, skateboard, or scooter. We look forward to seeing everyone out there this summer earning their free ice cream or soft drink by protecting their heads with a helmet.

–Provided by Lander Police Department