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Bike or Walk to Work or School Week April 30-May 7

Next week will see lots of outdoor-themed activities in Perham, hopefully marking the end of recent cold weather.

Bike or Walk to School or Work Week

As long as snow holds off, Perham residents will have a good excuse to get some exercise during Bike or Walk to Work or School Week during the week of April 30-May 7.

Organized by the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), Bike or Walk to Work or School Week encourages Perham residents to incorporate walking or biking into their daily routines as a way of staying or becoming physically active.

In an official proclamation, Perham Mayor Timothy Meehl wrote that Perham "encourages the increased use of bicycles and walking as a means of transportation."

A SHIP press release said "spring is an inviting time to be outside and adding physical activity to your daily routine is a great way to improve your overall health."

Bike or Walk to Work or School Week is an initiative of PartnerSHIP 4 Health, serving Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin Counties. PartnerSHIP 4 Health can be found on Facebook and is a chapter of SHIP.

For more information about Bike or Walk to Work or School Week, contact Patrick Hollister at 218-329-1809 or at

May 7

Several other exercise-related activities will also take place on May 7. In addition to Arbor Day, a bike rodeo and the rededication of the Cal Miller Bike Route in Perham will take place at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Heart of the Lakes Elementary School.

The bike rodeo will kick off with a celebration of the new and improved Cal Miller Bike Path. Community leaders and participants in the bike rodeo will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

As participants complete the rodeo, they will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win one of four bikes, courtesy of KLN, or 45 bike helmets. No pre-registration is required for the event, but participants must bring their own bike and bike helmet.

Co-sponsors of the event include the Perham Police Department, Perham Memorial Hospital and Home, Sanford Health, Real Estate RESULTS and SHIP.

Events are free and open to all ages. For more information, contact Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby at 218-346-4452 or email at In case of rain, the events will be held at the Perham Fire Hall.