Minneapolis Somali-American kids get wheels, thanks to bike giveaway

Alison Pence, director of community relations for Allina Health, gave a bicycle to a kid during Saturday’s distribution event in Minneapolis. (Star Tribune photo)

[Star Tribune, July 15, 2017] On a steamy summer day perfect for wheeling around the neighborhood, excited kids snapped up bicycles donated by Allina Health on Saturday in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

Allina Health and its community partners dispersed 108 bikes at the Brian Coyle Community Center in response to a frustrated social media post by activist Abdirizak Bihi about the lack of bikes for children in his community. Read more at startribune.com.

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