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Essentia Health Hosts Fun & Educational Bike Challenge for Kids!

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Essentia Health Hosts Bike Challenge May 11

Teach, Test, and Reward bike safety


(information from Essentia Health Press Release)

Children are invited with their parents, to the Bike Challenge from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the Brainerd High School’s lower parking lot. And 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, 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.

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. “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 is open to riders of all ages free of charge. The event will be held rain or shine and is brought to you by:


“This (Bike Challenge) is an opportunity for us to provide the community with injury prevention,” said Svir who noted that last year’s second Bike Challenge doubled in participants from the first year. “It’s a way to actively engage kids and inform them of some of the things that they can do to prevent injuries while riding a bike.”


Miranda Anderson
Marketing Director
Essentia Health – Central Region
Marketing & Community Relations
523 N. Third Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
P: 218-828-7564 I F: 218-828-3103

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