When you're a little kid, learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage. But not every child gets the opportunity to do it.

That is where a wonderful national non-profit program comes in.  The All Kids Bike program is on a mission to teach every child in America to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class.

All Kids Bike program
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Thanks to a generous gift from the HDR Foundation the kindergartners at Anne Sullivan Elementary will have this opportunity and there will be a special event to celebrate it.

Thursday, February 15, from 11:30 to 12:30 at Anne Sullivan Elementary, Mayor Paul Ten Haken, representatives from HDR, Principal Nikkie Duin, and PE Teacher Jeananne Soukup will gather to unveil the bikes. There will be a brief presentation and then the kindergartners get to enjoy a first ride, or "stride" in this case.

Child on All Kids Bike Strider bike
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HDR granted $360,000 to the Anne Sullivan Elementary School All Kids Bike program for the 2023-24 school year. The program includes a curriculum, training for teachers, Strider Balance Bikes, kits to turn the Striders into pedal bikes, helmets, a bike for the teacher to demonstrate, and storage racks.

The goal is to get as many kids as possible riding bikes early. The All Kids Bike program in kindergarten PE uses a proven curriculum to give every child the chance to enjoy riding on two wheels.

Source: All Kids Bike 

Detour Dining: Off-the-Beaten-Path Restaurants You Must Try in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa

Beyond the well-traveled tourist paths, there’s a whole different world of food exploration throughout South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. From tiny restaurants in historic towns serving up generations-old recipes to small town dive bars that not only have cheap, cold beer, but unique and unexpected homemade dishes.

We’ve created an exploration of off-the-beaten path restaurants nestled in the charming landscapes of the tri-state area. Take a detour from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary flavors as you travel the roads not-so-often traveled. 

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10 Wild South Dakota Snowstorms

Even though snow is blanketing the Sioux Empire, some snowstorms still do not compare to these ten dreadful snowstorms that hit South Dakota.

Only In Your State highlighted ten snowstorms in South Dakota as a reminder for people to always be aware of the road during the winter. South Dakotans are well aware of the fact that the state’s winters can be harsh which is why it is always a good idea to plan ahead and prepare for the worst.

Do you remember any major snowstorms that hit South Dakota?

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