A partnership between Anoka County Library and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) is bringing bicycle stuntman Rich Wieber to library locations throughout the county. The partnership focuses on creating healthier communities across Minnesota by expanding the opportunities for active living by reducing the barriers of transportation and increasing access to facilities and opportunities for walking and biking, as well as providing educational resources to inform people’s everyday lives.
On Tuesday, July 31, three library branches will feature the talents of BMX stunt rider Rich Wieber. Wieber’s 45-minute program will feature some awesome bike tricks, a talk about bike safety, and feature anecdotes about how the library helped shape Wieber’s path to becoming a career bike stunt rider.
The first show will be in the Crooked Lake Library’s parking lot at 10:30 a.m. July 31. The next show will be at Northtown Library at 12:30 p.m., with the final show taking place at Mississippi Library at 2:30 p.m. All shows are planned to take place in the parking lots of the buildings, but if the weather doesn’t cooperate, the programs will be indoors in each library’s meeting room.
“Being able to host Rich Wieber’s stunt show at different Anoka County Library locations is an exciting opportunity,” said Maggie Snow, Anoka County Library’s director. “This programming is fun and exciting but also fits into our organization’s plan to add additional bike racks and fix-it stations to our library locations. It’s the perfect melding of entertainment and education.”