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By Dane Osen
The Courier 

Several Bike Safety Workshops Offered in Glasgow

 


With summer nearing and the temperatures rising, people of all ages are again beginning to ride their bicycles. While biking is a healthy mode of transportation, it still poses potential hazards and risks that can be minimized through helmets, being cautious, and using your bike in a safe manner.

There will be several workshops and classes offered in Glasgow aimed to teach children how to safely ride their bicycles this summer. The Glasgow Police Department will be teaching students at Irle School in grades K through two on May 30 and June 1. The courses will take place in the afternoon and will last about 30 minutes. The class is sponsored by Farm Equipment Sales, State Farm and MDU.

The Glasgow Recreation Department will also be hosting classes. There will be three separate classes this summer. The first session will start on June 12 at 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., and end on June 23. The course is for children ages six and up. The cost for the class will be $15, with the requirement that you have your own bike and know how to ride it.

For more information on bicycle safety classes contact the Glasgow Police Department at 228-8050 or the Glasgow Recreation Department at 228-8341.

After the classes have concluded at FMDH and Irle School, there will be opportunities to practice riding safely. The Tour de Prairie will be held on June 4 with both youth and adult leisure rides. The bike rally will conclude at the Busted Knuckle where ice cream floats will be served for the kids and brews for the adults.

FMDH is also sponsoring a Road Skills Course with BikeWalk MT on June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FMDH. The class is offered to all ages and skill levels.

Information on how to enroll in the Road Skillz class and Tour de Prairie can be obtained by contacting The Glasgow Tourism Business Improvement District by emailing them at tbidglasgow@nemont.net or by calling 228-9727.

 

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