Allina Health, Free Bikes For Kids team up for eighth straight year

On Saturday, Allina Health teamed up with Free Bikes For Kids to collect bikes for local kids in need.

The two partnered up for the eighth straight year, with the goal of collecting more than 10,000 bikes this weekend.

All bikes are accepted no matter what condition they're in because the group repairs them before giving them to children in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

"Ideally, we're looking for gently used or even new bikes, but we will take bikes of all sizes because little kids and teenagers all are in need of bikes in our communities," said Ellie Zuehlke with Allina Health.

Donations were accepted at 50 Allina Health collection sites from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Over the last 10 years, Free Bikes for Kids has donated more than 50,000 bikes.