Bike clinics offer fun alternative

The Colville Rotary Club, in partnership with the Colville Parks and Recreation Department, Clark's All-Sports, and Outback Bicycles of Kettle Falls, is hosting monthly bike clinics throughout the summer. The clinics are held in the parking lot next to the Colville Swimming Pool from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rotary is providing free helmets for kids who attend.The other goals of the clinics are to increase awareness and interest in cycling in the area, increase community fitness and health, create safe routes for cycling, assist tourism and economic development and to educate cyclists and the driving public about bikes, bike safety, laws and etiquette.If you are interested in bicycling, head on down to today's clinic before 6 p.m., or call the Park and Recs Department 684-6037, or email Wayne Madson at The date of next month's clinic has yet to be announced.