Allina hospitals free bikes 4 kidz 21 Oct 11

Allina Hospitals & Clinics is partnering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz by providing bikes for those most in need. Ellie Zuehlke of Allina Health Systems says there will be drop-off locations all over Minnesota on Saturday including at the New Ulm Medical Center front Lobby from 10 – 3. There will also be drop-offs at Allina Medical Centers in Faribault and Northfield as well as at the Owatonna Hospital. The first 50 people to bring bikes to each location will receive a free T-shirt. Volunteers are needed at all skill levels to help with cleaning bikes, filling tires to doing any type of fixing on the bikes and safety checks. Those interested in volunteering can call 507-23301188. Everyone who receives a bike will also be given a free helmet and concussion information. Allina is preparing for a huge statewide giveaway event on December 10. Last year, 1200 bikes were given away. This year’s goal is 5,000.