MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami Police are asking the public to turn in guns for bikes this weekend.READ MORE: Taste Of The Town: Ball And Chain Serving Up Cuban Classics With A Side OF Salsa Music For 8 Decades
The department along with the Miami Bike Shop are launching their “More Bikes Less Guns Project”initiative meant to reduce gun violence in South Florida.
Those who turn in their guns will receive a bicycle in exchange. Some of the bikes are valued at more than $300. No questions will be asked about the guns being turned in.READ MORE: Police Will Be Out In Force In Miami Beach To Ensure A Safe Memorial Day Holiday
Gift cards to Walgreens, Target and other stores will also be given for those who don’t get a bike.
The program kicks off Saturday at the Museum Club Tower located at 1598 N.E. 1 Avenue. The event will start at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.MORE NEWS: South Florida Housing Trends: Real Estate Inventory Shrunk, Prices Skyrocketed
Following the event, a community bicycle ride will take place with members of the Miami Police Department joining in.