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Bemidji State to sponsor Sept. 12 Bike Bemidji event

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sept. 10, 2009) — Bemidji State University will be sponsoring Bike Bemidji, a free cycling event for area enthusiasts on Saturday, Sept. 12.

There are two registration points for the event. Bemidji State students register at Bemidji’s Diamond Point Park beginning at 8:30 a.m.; all other participants will register at the parking lot of the Union Square shopping area in downtown Bemidji, across from the waterfront, beginning at 9 a.m. The ride will take participants to Guthrie, Minn. along the new section of the Paul Bunyan Trail; participants are free to leave the ride and return home wherever they wish. Free t-shirts will be available to early registrants, and the event also includes a discounted sack lunch, community biking information and drawings following the ride, including a drawing for a new bicycle.

The Bike Bemidji event is sponsored by Bemidji State University, Bemidji Chrysler Center, Bemidji MeritCare, Bemidji Woolen Mills, B-WELL, Chester Berg Toyota, ISD 31/Community Education, First National Bank, Hazelton Law Firm, Indigenous Environmental Network, Iverson Corner Drug, Jim Hanko, Physician’s Clinic, RDG Planning and Design, Shifting Gears Bicycles, Target, The Home Place Bike & Ski Shop and Walmart.

For more information, please contact Erika Bailey-Johnson, Bemidji State’s sustainability coordinator, at (218) 755-2560.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.