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Lakes Area PD Bicycle Rodeos

By Chief Stenson

Once again Lakes Area PD has completed Bicycle Safety Rodeos for area children. On May 24th Lakes Area Police held the safety rodeo at Taylors Falls Elementary and on May 26th the rodeo was held at lakeside Elementary in Chisago City. Many local Police Officers were on hand to give safety instruction. Fairview Health staff conducted a fit check for new bike helmets. Fair view is able to provide the helmets at only $5 each. St. Croix regional health care personnel were on hand to assist with a bike safety check and registration. Over 100 riders attended the two rodeos. The good weather helped bring in more riders than usual. Chisago County Deputy Sgt. Shane Caroll assisted with the Taylors Falls Rodeo. St. Croix Fall Wal-Mart provided a new Bike for one lucky rider at each rodeo. Lindstrom Arbys and Lindstrom Dairy Queen sponsored the event with coupons. Lake Area Bank, River Bank and Security State Bank of Marine have also sponsored the event. Several helmets were provided free as part of a raffle for participating in the rodeo as well as a new bike. 

The bicycle winner at lakeside School. (L to R) Lakes Area Police Officer Brad Bourasa, (winner) Grace Bachman and Crystal Bachman of Chisago City.

 The Bicycle winner of the Taylors Falls Rodeo  (L to R) Lakes Area Police Officer Brad Bourasa and  (winner) Truman Thoen.

Chief Stenson Commented " Our goal is to keep our young bike riders safe over the summer and to put as many helmet on our young riders as possible." " With the support of area businesses and parents we are achieving success," said Chief Stenson.


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