Free children’s bike helmet giveaway at three Twin Cities parks today

Children’s Hospitals and UnitedHealthcare will be giving out 700 free children’s bicycle helmets and reflectors this afternoon at three Twin Cities parks and some Boys & Girls Club camps.

(MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson)
Minneapolis resident Stacy Hedner, center, cheers on participants in the kids’ race Friday, June 14, 2013, between the women’s and men’s races at the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium.

Children’s Hospitals, which last week was designated a Level I pediatric trauma center, is trying to prevent common injuries in children.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Lake Nokomis Park – 5102 W Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, 2:20 p.m.
  • Lake Harriet bandshell – 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, 2:35 p.m.
  • Minnehaha Park – South Minnehaha Park Drive, Minneapolis, 2:45 p.m.

More here about injury prevention from MPR reporter Elizabeth Stawicki.

  • will

    why all Southside parks?

    • eparadoxical

      Good question, Will. Volunteer, so that they get them in North next year! I will if you do.