Area bike helmet clinics ongoing

People starting to take their bikes out of the garage now that the spring thaw is finally here should not neglect their safety.

Front to back: The Gordy sisters Alana, 6, Teagan, 7, and Rosie, 4, of Ramsey all came to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday to get new bike helmets. Coon Rapids Police Officer Bryan Platz is assisting Alana with her helmet, while Ramsey Police Department reserve officer Kris LeTendre is helping out Rosie.Photo by Eric Hagen

Front to back: The Gordy sisters Alana, 6, Teagan, 7, and Rosie, 4, of Ramsey all came to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday to get new bike helmets. Coon Rapids Police Officer Bryan Platz is assisting Alana with her helmet, while Ramsey Police Department reserve officer Kris LeTendre is helping out Rosie.Photo by Eric Hagen

Safe Kids Anoka County held its first bike helmet clinic of the year April 2 at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, but there are three more sessions coming up.

Kids and adults without bike helmets can purchase one at the clinics for $13. Only cash or checks are accepted.

If you already own a helmet, police officers from local departments are available to make sure it properly fits on your head.

No appointment is necessary. Helmets are available on a first come, first serve basis. You do not have to be an Anoka County resident to attend one of the bike helmet clinics.

The Blaine Police Department, 10801 Town Square Drive N.E., is hosting bike helmet clinics from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 and Tuesday, May 7. Call 763-785-6113 if you have more questions.

The Fridley Police Department, 6431 University Ave. N.E., is hosting a bike helmet clinic on Wednesday, April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. Call 763-572-3626 if you have more questions.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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