Bike safety, movie tonight at Morningside

The summer’s first Friday Night Flicks and Race2Bicycle Safety event starts at 7:30 tonight at Morningside Park.

Children ages 6 to 12 will have a chance to learn about bicycle safety and navigate an obstacle course, followed by a movie — the 2015 comedy “Minions” — under the stars. All activities are free, including popcorn during the movie by the Columbus Park Foundation, which coordinates the event.

The event at Morningside Park, on Morningside Drive off McClure Drive on the city’s east side, is co-sponsored by the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center, Riley Children’s Foundation, Victoria Griffin, Columbus Parks & Recreation Department, Columbus Area Kiwanis Club and the Columbus Bicycle Co-Op, which provides free bike tune-ups.

Friday Night Flicks, open to children and their families, continues July 15 at Ninth Street Park with “Finding Nemo” and Aug. 5 at Pence Street Park with “Inside Out.”

Kiwanis Club members will fit kids for bike helmets and provide them for free, as well as overseeing the obstacle course.

Participants can sign up for a chance to win a free bicycle at each park, provided by Realtor Karen Dugan of Century 21 Breeden and coordinated by Kiwanis representative Lynn Dole.

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