James Crouse, 5, smiles at his mother, Clarissa Crouse, after the kindergarten student was given a bicycle Thursday at Minot Consolidated School. Crouse and eight other students from Nicole Chamberland’s applied academics classroom received bikes from the Fast Freddie Foundation. Turner cyclist Dennis Richardson and four-time U.S. National Road Race champion “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez of California teamed up to raise money to provide 29 bicycles for children at three area schools. Rodriguez is here for the Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston this weekend to help raise money for the Dempsey Centers. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Four-time U.S. National Road Race champion “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez and Carter Palman, 5, demonstrate how to properly wear a bicycle helmet during an assembly Thursday at Minot Consolidated School. The kindergarten student and eight other students from Nicole Chamberland’s applied academics classroom received free bicycles from the Fast Freddie Foundation. Turner cyclist Dennis Richardson and Rodriguez teamed to raise funds to provide 29 bicycles for children at three area schools. Rodriguez is in town for the Dempsey Challenge, an event to which he travels each year from California to help raise money for the Dempsey Centers. First-grader Mason Wills is behind Palman. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Four-time U.S. National Road Race champion “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez pedals into the gymnasium during an assembly Thursday at Minot Consolidated School. The former Olympian cyclist is in town for the Dempsey Challenge, an event to which he travels each year from California to help raise money for the Dempsey Centers. Rodriguez talked with children about bike safety and proper helmet fit, before surprising nine students with free bicycles. Turner cyclist Dennis Richardson and Rodriguez teamed to raise funds to provide 29 bicycles for children at three area schools through the Fast Freddie Foundation. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Second-grader Kaleb Gallant, 7, reacts after he was given a bicycle Thursday at Minot Consolidated School. Gallant and eight other students from Nicole Chamberland’s applied academics classroom received bikes from the Fast Freddie Foundation. Turner cyclist Dennis Richardson and four-time U.S. National Road Race champion “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez teamed to raise funds to provide 29 bicycles for children at three area schools. Rodriguez is in town for the Dempsey Challenge, an event to which he travels each year from California to help raise money for the Dempsey Centers. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)  

Dennis Richardson of Turner smiles at James Crouse, 5, after Crouse was given a bicycle Thursday at Minot Consolidated School. Richardson and cyclist “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez, a former Olympian, raised money to buy 40 bicycles for kids who do not have them. Of those bicycles, 29 are being given to students at three area schools. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

James Crouse, 5, and “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez go over the importance of wearing a bike helmet at Minot Consolidated School on Thursday. Crouse’s mother, Clarissa, is at right. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Parker Guiggey, 6, shows school principal Kaitlynn Brown, right, his new bike Thursday at Minot Consolidated School. Educational technician Judy Rowe is between Guiggey and Brown. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Elijah Griffin, 5, gives John Cox of Hebron a high-five Thursday after Griffin was surprised with a free bicycle at Minot Consolidated School. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Frank Jalbert, top, and Dennis Hutchinson, both of Lewiston, unload bicycles from the back of Hutchinson’s truck Thursday at Minot Consolidated School. Jalbert put together 40 bicycles and Hutchinson stored them, before 29 were to be given to students at three area schools Thursday and Friday. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)


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