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Take a spin on the trail -- for free

Osakis Area Chamber of Commerce board members show the new bicycles that are available to ride on the Central Lakes Trail. They include (left to right) Dan Wessel, Sara Kluver, Jeremy Thorson, Cory Abers and Jordan Harth. (Contributed)

Here's a dilemma: You'd like to explore the Central Lakes Trail in and around Osakis on a bicycle but you don't have a bike.

Solution: Take a free spin on one of the bicycles that are now parked on the trail behind the Osakis Visitor's Center on Main Street, next to the new Bicycle Repair Station that was recently installed.

The Osakis Area Chamber of Commerce organized the free bike service. Rick Loxtercamp of Osakis got some used bikes, repaired them and brought them to site.

All people have to do when they are finished with their ride is to return their bike to the same spot on the trail, so get pedaling!

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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