5,000 Twin Cities children get new bikes

10:51 PM, Dec 1, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - 5,000 Twin Cities kids got brand new bicycles Saturday.

It was distribution day for Free Bikes 4 Kidz. The group has been collecting bikes since 2008. This year they partnered with Allina Health to collect more bikes than ever.

The idea is to provide kids in need with a fun way to stay healthy, as well as provide some joy during the holiday season.

"Most of us, we've had a bike most of our lives. We've never thought about it," said Ken Paulus, Allina Health President. "In this case, you see these smiles on their face, it's freedom, its happiness, it's better health. It's really a remarkable experience."

The kids were also fitted for free helmets, and they got concussion training.

Click here if you are interested in donating money or signing up to receive a bike.

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