Middlesex Community College’s Bike Challenge 2013 is fun for all ages – especially with the addition of the free Kid’s Cycle Safety Program to be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 9, on the Bedford Campus Quad, 591 Springs Road.

The Kid’s Cycle Safety Program welcomes children ages 2-12 to participate in a series of bike safety activities, including bike registration with local law enforcement, bike inspections, helmet fittings, and instruction on proper hand signals and safe riding skills.

“The Kid’s Cycle Safety Program is a wonderful addition to the bike challenge,” said Jonathan Crockett, MCC’s Coordinator of Athletics, Health and Wellness. “It’s is a great opportunity to educate young riders on the importance of bike safety.”

A certificate of participation and goody bags will be given to all children who participate. A limited number of bikes will be available to borrow. All children must be accompanied by an adult and must sign a liability waiver to participate.

MCC’s Annual Benefit Bike Challenge 2013 will be held at 9 a.m. (40-mile ride) and 10:30 a.m. (10-mile ride) Sunday, June 9, on the Bedford campus. All proceeds benefit the Middlesex Community College Foundation.

Open to cyclists of all ages, the 10-mile course will traverse a scenic route through the town of Bedford and around MCC’s 200-acre campus. The 40-mile course will incorporate parts of Bedford, Billerica, Carlisle and Concord.

Early registration for this year’s Bike Challenge is $30 for 40-mile riders and $25 for 10-mile riders. After May 31, registration for all riders is $40.

Student riders (with valid student ID) are $25; children (age 11 and under) are free. (All riders under age 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.) Registration fee includes an MCC Bike Challenge T-shirt, water bottle, snack and hot lunch.

Same-day Bike Challenge registration starts at 8 a.m., in MCC’s Cataldo Building (Building 10). Rides start promptly at 9 and 10:30 a.m., rain or shine.

For more information about the Kid’s Cycle Safety Program or to register for Bike Challenge 2013, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/events/bikechallenge or call 781-280-3785.