Cops, cones and calipers

Marie Havenga • Aug 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM

SPRING LAKE — From calipers to cops to cones, Wednesday's Bike Week activities had a little bit of everything.

The fun started at Tri-City Auto Repair, where people biked or walked in to have their brakes and bikes checked over by James Zuidema, a mechanic at Rock 'n’ Road in Grand Haven. They then entered drawings for free automotive services at Tri-City, and munched on hot dogs and chips while collecting goodie bags full of freebies from area businesses.

Later, at the Front Porch ice cream shop, Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies met with the public, giving little ones police car tours and letting them pet Pappy, a police dog named after the late Arlyn Gort, a reserve deputy who was struck and killed by a driver while directing traffic at a crash scene on Aug. 22, 1989.

Sgt. Jason Kik said he was pleased to coordinate the Cops and Cones event with Spring Lake’s Bike Week.

“If you look around, you see a whole bunch of people coming down on a beautiful summer day, enjoying their time together,” Kik said. “We're glad we can be a part of it. It's a great chance for people to tell us what's on their mind and for us to interact with citizens and make relationships with them.”

Bike Week continues through Saturday.

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