'Bike Day' at Kosciuszko Park offers over 500 bikes to local kids 🚴

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With the pleasant warm weather that has taken over the area, how better to take advantage of it than to go for a bike ride? If your child is in need of a bike, you're in luck, because on Saturday, June 17, approximately 500 free bikes will be given away to Milwaukee-area youth.

Stephanie Cruz-Cordero, the Director of Community Engagement and Events at Sixteenth Street joined our sister station, Telemundo Wisconsin, recently to discuss more about the event.

"Bike Day" provides bicycles and promotes physical activity among children living on Milwaukee's south side. Since its founding in 2012, the event has grown from a small local gathering to a highly anticipated annual celebration.

According to Cruz-Cordero, more than 1,000 people attend the event each year and more than 500 bikes, helmets and locks are given away. She recommends arriving before 11 a.m. and reminds them that only one bike per family is allowed.

This free event will take place Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kosciuszko Park on Milwaukee's south side. It is located at 2201 S. 7th St.

Visitors will also be able to say hello to Telemundo Wisconsin's 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. news anchors, Montse Ricossa and Miguel Ramirez.

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