LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio Optimist Club will host its fourth annual Safety Bike-a-thon event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 in the parking lot of the 500 Building on the UNOH campus.

The Safety Bike-a-thon event is designed for youth in the Lima and surrounding communities and their families to get out and enjoy the weather and make sure their bikes are in safe working order. This event is for kids enrolled in grades K-5.

At the event there will be bike inspections, an obstacle course challenge, and bike tune-ups provided free of charge. Other items for children to enjoy during the Bike-a-thon include an inflatable bounce house and representatives from the DARE program will be in attendance. All children in attendance will receive a free hot dog and drink. This event is free and open to the public, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the Summer Bike Safety Event, please contact Chris Marker at