Get in the saddle Saturday in Warren

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Watch out on the roads Saturday: There figure to be a lot of kids out on bikes, and on foot.

Most of them will likely be headed toward the Kickemuit Middle School, where Warren is holding its first-ever "Bikes & Feet on Every Street" day. It's a morning-long bike safety event paid for in part by the same state grant that is also paying for a new bridge over the Kickemuit River at the so-called Broken Bridge.

There will be BMX bike riding demonstrations by World BMX bike trick champion Chris Poulos, running clinics, skateboarding demos, ZUMBA, a dance party and more. Those who attend (it runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon) also have a chance to win raffles of iPods, bikes, skateboards, helmets, running GPS units, fitness packages, gift baskets and more. Finally, there will be tons of freebies given away including bike helmets, locks, lights, pedometers and more.

The grant grew out of efforts by the town planner to rebuild the old broken bridge as a link between the new bike path in eastern Warren with the rest of the town. For more information, look for "Warren Bikes and Feet on Every Street" on Facebook.

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