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Bike event planned

Bike Challenge event Saturday will teach, test, and reward bike safety

Children are invited, with their parents, to the Bike Challenge on Saturday noon-3 p.m. at the Brainerd High School’s lower parking lot. Don’t forget to bring your bike and helmet.

Bicycling is a favorite past time for all ages, but understanding safety first is the key to staying safe and having fun. Children and their bike will visit various stations for a review of bicycle safety rules, a bicycle safety check, receive a bike helmet if they need one from Essentia Health and be checked for a properly fitted helmet. Then they will put the knowledge they gained to the test by riding a mock course. Once complete, they will be awarded with a certificate of completion.

“We are excited to bring this event to our community,” said Amanda Svir, Trauma Coordinator at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

“Learning bicycling safety at a young age will stick with someone for life, just like riding a bike.”

The Bike Challenge event will be held rain or shine and is brought to you by: Essentia Health, Crow Wing County Passenger Safety Coalition, Baxter Police Department, City of Baxter, Brainerd Police Department, North Ambulance, Crow Wing County Sheriff Department, Brainerd Fire Department, Dairy Queen, Brainerd Parks & Recreation, Brainerd Lakes Multisports Group, Trailblazer Bikes, Brainerd School District 181, and Easy Riders Bicycle and Sport Shop.

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