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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.

Out and About - Rollin' through bike safety

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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. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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