Fairfield Police officers traded in their handcuffs for serving aprons at Colony Pizza in Fairfield last night.

The temporary conversion was a sign of good will from the department, to collect tips from restaurant guests to benefit the American Cancer Society's Kick-It Motorcycle Ride.

During Kick-It, which takes place on Sunday, Sept. 19, motorcyclists across Connecticut will rev up the fight against cancer. With state and local police escorts, riders have a choice to kick off from two starting locations, one at the Danbury Fair Mall and the other at Bartlem Park in Cheshire.

Both routes offer a 40-mile scenic ride through the secondary roads of Connecticut and end at Indian Wells State Park at Route 110 in Shelton. A picnic will take place at the end of the ride to honor cancer survivors, friends and riders. The ride is to raise cancer awareness and support for the American Cancer Society's lifesaving research and patient support services.

For more information, contact Heather Stocking at 203-379-4873 or via e-mail at kickitct@cancer.org; or visit www.cancer.org/kickit