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Bike Rodeo at Otterfest

Families are invited to attend a free bike rodeo that will take place at Otterfest on Saturday, August 12 from 3- 4 p.m. in front of the Community Center in Ottertail.

Children ages K-8 and their parents will have fun learning bike safety skills at a variety of engaging learning stations; The bike rodeo learning stations will consist of helmet fitting, bicycle safety checklist, driveway rideout, crazy crossroads, cones, brake dancing, staying between the lines and testing the hand signals. As participants complete the bike rodeo course, they will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a new bike.

Ten new bikes have been provided by the Ottertail Auction Committee and Ottertail Lions Club.  No pre-registration is required but participants need to bring their bike and helmet.  If a child doesn’t have a bicycle, there will be a few available to use.

In addition to the Ottertail Auction Committee and Ottertail Lions Club, co-sponsors of this event include Arvig, East Otter Tail 4-H, and Ottertail City Fireman's Relief Association, Ottertail Rod and Gun Club, Hilltop Lumber, and PartnerSHIP 4 Health.  

PartnerSHIP 4 Health, the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program of Becker, Clay, Otter Tail, and Wilkin Counties, is an integral part of Minnesota’s nation-leading 2008 health reform law, which strives to help Minnesotans lead longer, healthier lives by preventing the chronic disease risk factors of tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition and physical inactivity. 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 information on the bike rodeo event call Gordon Bradbury at 218-367-6907 or gbradbury@arvig.net or more information about PartnerSHIP4Health, go to www.partnership4health.org. Contact Janet Malone the U of M 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator at 218-385-5424 or 4-H Youth Development programs within East Otter Tail County.

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