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Essentia Health to host Bike Challenge May 11

Children are invited with their parents to the Bike Challenge from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, in the Brainerd High School lower parking lot. Bring a bike and helmet.

Bicycling is a favorite pastime for all ages, but understanding safety first is the key to staying safe and having fun. Children will visit various stations with their bikes for a review of bicycle safety rules, a bicycle safety check and a check 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.

If a child does not have a bike helmet or the one they have does not fit properly, they will receive one from Essentia Health.

The Bike Challenge is open to riders of all ages free of charge. The event will be held rain or shine.

Sponsors are Essentia Health, Crow Wing County Passenger Safety Coalition, Baxter Police Department, city of Baxter, Brainerd Police Department, North Ambulance, Crow Wing County Sheriff’s 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.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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