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Free bike rodeo is April 26 at Kent Freeman Arena

Families are invited to attend a free bike rodeo on Saturday April 26, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Kent Freeman Arena hosted by the Detroit Lakes Active Living Committee.

New bikes and bike helmets will be given away.

A bike rodeo provides bicycle safety skills through an obstacle course along with a bike safety inspection, bike helmets and a bike give-away. Children grades K-8 and their parents will have fun learning bike safety skills at a variety of engaging learning stations.

As participants complete the bike rodeo course, they will be eligible to enter a drawing for a new high quality bike. No pre-registration is required but participants need to bring their bike and helmet.

The purpose of the event is to get more people moving — children and families — and to move safely.

Partners for this event include Detroit Lakes Police Department and City of Detroit Lakes, Becker County 4-H, Midwest Bank, Essentia, Kiwanis, Anytime Fitness, KDLM Radio, Bremer Bank, Bell State Bank, First Security Bank, ProResources, Wells Fargo Bank, American National Bank, DL Bike Shop, Detroit Lakes Rotary Clubs and PartnerSHIP 4 Health.

PartnerSHIP 4 Health is the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program, SHIP, of Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties. SHIP seeks to create sustainable, systemic changes in schools, worksites, communities and health care organizations that make it easier for Minnesotans to incorporate healthy behaviors into the daily lives of youth and adults.

For more info or special accommodations contact Kari Sayer at Becker County 4-H at 218-846-7328 or by email at