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Out and About - Rollin' through bike safety

Bobby Hall, a Boy Scout from Troop #426, taught kids the proper arm signals to use when riding their bikes on roads. Hannah Dierks, 9, of Osakis mirrored Hall’s instructions signaling a left turn before she pedaled into the obstacle course.1 / 4
Osakis Police Officer Calvin Uhl fitted a new bike helmet for Alayna Schultz, 4, of Osakis. The police department received grant funding to provide each child with a helmet. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)2 / 4
Ava Kallstrom, 4, of Osakis climbed on her pink bike and proudly pedaled around the parking lot during Sunday’s bike rodeo in Osakis. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)3 / 4
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On Sunday, the Osakis Police Department and Boy Scout Troop #426 hosted a bike rodeo and safety day at Osakis Public School.

Fifty six kids pedaled across the school parking lot to several stations where they tested their skills in a variety of obstacle courses, talked to police officers about the rules of the road, had helmets fitted and registered for prizes.

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The day also included a bike maintenance station and a BMX stunt show courtesy of Jake’s Bikes of Alexandria.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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