Northland Events Brave Through the Snow

By KBJR News 1

April 19, 2013 Updated Apr 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM CDT

Twin Ports (NNCNOW.com) - It takes more than a massive snowfall to disrupt important community events in the Northland.

These events are essential for non–profit groups that reap their benefits.

We're happy to report the seventh annual bike swap is still taking place this weekend at Continental Ski and Bike Shop.

They usually swap about 400 bikes, 350 of which sell.

The left over bikes are donated to the United Way, which then get re–donated to other organizations to give to needy kids.

People can swap their bikes starting Saturday at 10 am until 5 pm and again on Sunday at 11 am until 3 pm.

Also going on tonight was the annual science night at UW - Superior.

The night is fun for all ages as they travel around to different rooms and explore everything from physics to animals.

Organizers of both events made sure all their hard work and preparation didn't go to waste because of the snow.

"We emptied the top of the tent out this morning because of the snow, we have been shoveling since 8 this morning someone has been shoveling at least one person at a time sometimes 6 people," said Ann Howard, co-owner of Continental Ski and Bike.

"This morning we were calling back and fourth between our health and safety officer, our adviser, our vice chancellor trying to figure out if we could still have this event. We put over 100 hours of work into this so we decided to go ahead with it because the day was getting nicer, the sidewalks were clear, the roads were getting better, so we were happy we could still do this because we love to share science with the community," said Kristen Lloyd, co-president of Students of Science.

Science night is hosted by the Students of Science organization on campus.

Last year they had over 1,000 people in attendance.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.