Bike Safety Day set for Saturday

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 4, 2001

Saturday is Bike Safety Day in Austin.

Friday, May 04, 2001

Saturday is Bike Safety Day in Austin.

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It is also the Austin Rotary Club DARE bike-a-thon.

The Austin Medical Center – Mayo Health System and Gold Cross Ambulance Service are co-sponsoring the Bike Safety Day events, beginning 8 a.m. Saturday. Bicycle inspections by professionals will be offered free of charge and new Trek helmets will be sold at a discount.

Then, Austin Rotary Club volunteers will commence their DARE fund-raiser with a ride at 9:30 a.m. There will be a 3k and a 10k course for bicyclists.

The DARE bike-a-thon is the largest fund-raiser of its kind and benefits both the Austin Police Department and Mower County Sheriff’s Department Drug Abuse Resistance Education programs.

Pizza and pop refreshments will be served the bike-a-thon participants after Saturday morning’s ride concludes and prizes will be awarded for the most money collected for the DARE programming.

For more information about the Saturday events, call 437-9400.

Vehicles vandalized

Six vehicles were vandalized, while parked in the employees parking lot at Sacred Heart Care Center in southwest Austin.

According to an Austin Police Department report, employees leaving work at 11 p.m. Tuesday discovered their vehicles damaged.

The vandalism included dents, scrapes and scratches to the vehicles’ surfaces.