Ironman Bike Ride returns, combines with inaugural Big Taste of Fun | Entertainment

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Since 2017, the Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride has been looking for a home, and this year, it’s coming back, and it’s coming to Shakopee.

The ride will be run by Free Bikes 4 Kidz as a part of the Big Taste of Fun event June 15.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is an organization that collects, repairs and refurbishes used bikes and distributes them to kids who would not otherwise have access to a bicycle. The nonprofit collects up to 10,000 bicycles annually and refurbishes them over a two-month process in October and November.

“It’s good for health, well-being and focus. Everyone should have that access,” FB4K Executive Director Tia Martinson said of cycling.

The Minnesota chapter of the national organization operates out of a virtual office, and the warehouse for bicycle storage and…

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