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Bike safety clinics set in Pequot Lakes, Brainerd

Children and their parents are invited to attend the Pequot Lakes PTA Bike Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at Eagle View Elementary School.

Children and their parents are invited to attend the Pequot Lakes PTA Bike Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at Eagle View Elementary School.

This is open to riders of all ages and is free. Participants should bring a bike and helmet.

The Brainerd Lakes Bicycle Safety Clinic will be from 10 a.m. to noon the same day in Brainerd High School's lower parking lot. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to the high school gym.

Children will visit various stations on their bikes for a review of bicycle safety rules, a bicycle safety check and to 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 can enter a drawing for a bike and other treats.

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.

Events will be held rain or shine and are sponsored by Pequot Lakes PTA, Essentia Health, Crow Wing County Passenger Safety Coalition, Baxter Police Department, Brainerd Police Department, Brainerd Parks & Recreation, Brainerd School District 181, Easy Riders Bicycle and Sport Shop, Lakes Area Law Enforcement Association and Dairy Queen.

SIDEBAR:

Crow Wing Energized kids bike fleets

Crow Wing Energized has two youth bike fleets available for use through a grant received from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund.

During the summer, the Crow Wing Energized kids bike fleets are available for rental for a flat rate fee by youth serving groups, organizations and agencies in Crow Wing County.

Learn more about the program at crowwingenergized.org/kids-bike-fleet/ or by emailing Jessica Waytashek at jessica.waytashek@essentiahealth.org.

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