Once again Allina Health will team up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz. For the past 7 years the two have combined forces to collect bikes and distribute them to needy children in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Over 5,000 were collected last year.

Bring your gently used or new bike or bikes to the Owatonna Hospital on Saturday, October 7 between 9 and 1PM. the first 50 donors at each site will receive a free FB4K shirt. Here's a list of other locations accepting bikes on the 7th Allina.

Volunteers are needed to clean and prepare the bikes for distribution. To volunteer or find out more go to the Free Bikes 4 Kidz web site.

The donated bikes will be dispersed in early December and again in the spring. Kids who get bikes will also get free bike helmets along with concussion prevention information from Allina Health.