Spring bike helmet clinics

Are you or your kids in need of a new bike helmet or does your old one does not fit snugly against your head? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should stop by one of four bike helmet clinics in Anoka County.

There will be four bike helmet clinics in Anoka County over the next two months with the first being 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at the Blaine Police Department.

There will be four bike helmet clinics in Anoka County over the next two months with the first being 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at the Blaine Police Department.File photo

You do not need to schedule an appointment, but Safe Kids Anoka County has a limited number of helmets available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost per helmet regardless if it is for a child or adult is $13. Only cash or checks are accepted.

You do not have to be an Anoka County resident to purchase a helmet at one of the clinics.

Safe Kids Anoka County said wearing a bike helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 85 percent.

The Blaine Police Department, 10801 Town Square Drive, is hosting clinics on Tuesday, April 8 and May 6, both from 4-8 p.m. Call 763-785-6113 for more information.

The Fridley Police Department, 6431 University Avenue NE, is hosting a 4-6 p.m. clinic Wednesday, April 30. Call 763-572-3626 for more information.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, 13301 Hanson Blvd. NW, in Andover will hold the last clinic 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. Call 763-767-4671 for more information.

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

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