Carlton County Public Health and Human Services, in partnership with the school districts in Carlton County wrote for and received a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for a bicycle fleet for education within the schools. This effort was spurred on by SHIP/Healthy Northland activities within the County. Education has taken place within most school districts throughout the county. While priority for the fleet is to the schools during the spring and fall, the fleet is also available for community use during the summer.
The fleet has a flat rate of $100 per week, which covers transportation and maintenance. Organizations may rent the fleet for up to two weeks. The fee may be waived if the renters are able to provide the required maintenance. Day/Event rental is available for $50 per use. The fleet is available for use from June 13-August 26, 2022 to organizations/agencies in Carlton County. The bicycles (40) fit youth ages 9-13, and the fleet also includes four adult-size bikes. Helmets are included, as well as other supplies (bicycle pump, cones, stop signs, etc.). Priority is also given to organizations/agencies providing specific bicycle education (bike rodeos, classroom instruction, etc.), however the fleet is also available for general group rides.
A rental agreement must be signed and waivers must be filled out by users of the fleet as Carlton County is not liable for any injuries.
If you are interested in renting the fleet, please email Meghann Levitt: firstname.lastname@example.org