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Lake Orion resident Teagan Walter, 4, receives some advice from Oxford Village Police Reserve Officer Rob Chupick. (click for larger version)
June 22, 2011 - Riding bicycles this summer got a whole lot safer for some local kids thanks to a free clinic put on Saturday by the Oxford-Orion Kiwanis Club, Oxford Village Police, Main Street Bicycles and the Oxford Fire Department at the Oxford Marketplace shopping center.

The kids registered their bicycles with the police; got them professionally inspected for safety or mechanical defects, then corrected; and navigated their way through an obstacle course. Some received free safety helmets from Main Street Bicycles. Pizza, balloons and an up-close view of a fire truck and all its cool equipment rounded out the event.

Editor C.J. Carnacchio

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