From left, Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell;
Zone 2 commander Maj. Barry Shaw; and Buckhead Coalition Chair Juanita Baranco and her husband, Gregory Baranco, pose with a bicycle donated to the Atlanta Police Department. (Special)

The Buckhead Coalition has donated two bicycles and bike racks to the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2 for use by its new bike patrol.

APD began deploying bike officers in June to help curb crime in commercial areas.

Juanita Baranco, the board chair and owner of the Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead dealership, spearheaded the donation to help the new patrol, according to a press release.