BEMIDJI-The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department and the Beltrami County Historical Society teamed up on Bemidji's 122nd birthday on May 20 for a bike tour of Bemidji's history.

The ride was the first of its kind and started out at the Great Northern Depot, home of the Beltrami County History Center, and ended at the Beltrami County Courthouse. About 10 cyclists went along for stops that included the Old Mississippi Bridge, the South Shore of Lake Bemidji, the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Statues, the Shaynowishkung (Chief Bemidji) statue and the Carnegie Library.