New Orleans — Children who got new bikes for Christmas can register them and get tips on safety from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the New Orleans Police Department 3rd District station, 4650 Paris Ave.

The Fraternal Order of Police is sponsoring the bicycle registration and will donate the entire cost.

Bike Easy NOLA will have instructors on hand for a Safe Rider course.

The goal of the event is to allow children and adults to register their new bikes and learn how to operate them safely.

McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand for photographs.

The event is being coordinated by 3rd District Community Affairs Coordinator Sgt. Christopher Prochaska.

Additional information is available at or by calling Prochaska at (504) 658-6399 or emailing