April 28th, 2023

In this edition

  • Bike to Work Day 2023
  • Share Your Bike to Work Story
  • 30 Days of Biking: Blogs, Finales, Celebration!
  • Save the Date: Bike Week Webinar
  • ICYMI: Microtransit Webinar Recording
  • Flexpass: Hybrid Schedules and EV Charging
  • Other Happenings

Celebrate the Return of Bike to Work Day Downtown!

Friday, May 19 is National Bike To Work Day – a day to elevate active transportation, health and wellness, and building community.  

A biking tradition returns to downtown on Friday, May 19th. Minneapolis welcomes Bike To Work Day back to Government Plaza after a three year hiatus to celebrate bicycle commuters, recreational riders, and bikers of all abilities. Move Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and the City of Minneapolis present a full day of events in support of active transportation. Everyone is welcome!  

Friday Morning Pit Stops  

Bike To Work Day morning “pits stops” will be located along major bike trails like the North Cedar Trail in St Louis Park, Loring Park, Nicollet Mall at Peavey Plaza, and more. People biking to work can energize their morning ride with coffee, snacks, bike swag, and lots of “high fives” at sponsored pit stop locations. Stay tuned for pit stop locations and times to be listed soon.    

Friday Afternoon Celebration at Government Plaza 

Gather from 3 – 5 p.m. at Government Plaza (North) at Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th St, for a Bike To Work Day celebration in Minneapolis - one of the top biking cities in the nation. Learn about bike infrastructure projects, get a free tune-up, and hop on an e-scooter for a demo ride. Great bike swag, inspiring speakers, and the event culminates with a group ride.  

Bike To Work Day Featured Highlights: 

  • Bike organizations and active transportation exhibitors 
  • A public speaking event  
  • Bike mechanics providing safety checks and tune-ups  
  • Secure bike corral parking  
  • Scooter and e-bike demos 
  • Group ride departure point 


When: Friday, May 19, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Where: Government Plaza (North) in front of the Hennepin County

Government Center, 300 South 6th St, Minneapolis

Bike to Work Day 2023 is brought to you by Move Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and City of Minneapolis 

Share Your Bike to Work Story

In the lead up to Bike to Work Day on May 19th, 2023, Move Minneapolis wants to hear your bike to work story! 

Share your story, and provide your email address to be entered into a drawing for one of 5 $20 gift cards to One On One Bicycle Studio (4461 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406).

Share Your Story

Photo Credit: Jordan Kocak

30 Days of Biking Guest Blog

This month, the Move Minneapolis "What's The Move?" blog featured guest blogger Jordan Kocak of Hennepin County. Come along for the ride and check out this story of 30 Days of Biking and the Great Northeast Mural Hunt.

Read Jordan's Blog Post: Checkpoint 11

Great NE Mural Hunt Finale

Join Recovery Bike Shop for to celebrate the 30th day of 30 Days of Biking and the finale of the Great NE Mural Hunt!

Sunday, April 30

at Recovery Bike Shop - 2504 Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418

1:00 - 2:30 Free Football Pizza and bike repair

2:30 Bike tour of the Chamber's new murals

4:00  Fair State beer and more food

4:30 Hear from the artists!

5:00 Giveaways, prizes, awards, swag bags, yay!

5:15 DJ Jānis

30 Days of Biking MSP Celebration Ride

Join 30 Days of Biking on May 1, 2023, for a family-friendly social ride to celebrate the end of 30 Days of Biking. The route is short (max. 8 miles round trip) and will focus on paths and the river. All bikes are welcome! Please bring a bike light, a lock, and wear cyan clothing to match the 30 Days of Biking logo. Hosted by Graze Provisions + Libations in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood. Let's finish the month strong and celebrate together!

Click Here for the Facebook Event

Save the Date: Bike Week Webinar

ICYMI: Microtransit Webinar Recording Now Available

Move Minneapolis's latest webinar featured microtransit – a popular new on-demand transportation option that is available now in 16 local communities.

"Door To Door - Microtransit In The Twin Cities" explored the growing use of minibuses that offer flexibility similar to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, but at bus fare prices. Rides are booked via apps to locations within established transit zones or to connect to regular fixed route buses.

A panel of microtransit experts from SouthWest Transit PrimeMetro Transit Micro, and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Connect explained how the programs work and how their ridership is growing. This is a very exciting time for microtransit in the Twin Cities! Watch the video here.  

May is National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. Check out their Social Media Toolkit to spread the word!

Find More Resources from the League of American Bicyclists

Drive Less, Save Money, Park When You Need To With FlexPass 

Why pay for a full month of parking when you drive into downtown only 2-3 times per week? FlexPass is perfect for hybrid work schedules, active transportation enthusiasts, and part-time workers. Flexpass allows up to 14 days of contract parking at an affordable rate while providing the flexibility to bike commute, ride transit, or telecommute on other days of the month. For $90 per month: get guaranteed parking at Ramp A for up to 14 days per month with in-and-out privileges. FlexPass is only available at Ramp A. 

FlexPass Covers the Bases for Todd 

With a hybrid schedule and nearby express buses cancelled, Todd needed a better solution than contract parking when he returned downtown after COVID. Enter FlexPass: "I wanted a more flexible parking package that permitted me to work remotely for a portion of the week.” Flexpass allows Todd to park up to 14 days each month for $90, with in-out privileges on those days to catch a show at First Avenue or a game. “I have Twins tickets for the season, so I look forward to parking in Ramp A on game days/nights with easy skyway access to the ballpark.”  


FlexPass Has Amenities for Pete 

Pete is a new owner of an electric vehicle. He found that FlexPass offered a great fit both for his hybrid schedule and his charging needs. He pays only $90 for parking up to 14 days at the Ramp A Mobility Hub each month. Pete really likes the ramp amenities: “I recently purchased an electric vehicle and am quite happy I can leverage the FlexPass with the multiple plug-ins in Ramp A.” He now has flexibility, convenience, and the ability to charge his vehicle. “FlexPass gives me a true hybrid option. I don’t have to pay for a full month when only working three days per week AND Ramp A provides multiple convenient electric vehicle plug-in options.” 

Enroll in Flexpass

Find a Bike Repair Station Near You

With recent warm weather, the bike trails and lanes are getting busy again. If you don't ride year-round, your bike may not have seen the sun since last fall.

After storage, bikes often need minor adjustments and air added to the tires to the recommended PSI (pounds per square inch of air pressure). Fortunately, you won’t have to venture far for some simple maintenance. The Twin Cities have dozens of public bike repair stations located throughout the trail network. Two regional manufacturers, Dero (Crystal, MN) and Saris (Madison, WI), supply a majority of these stations.  

Bike repair stations come with a bike stand and an attachment of basic tools for small adjustments. Many stations come with attached air pumps. Find the bike repair stations closest to you with this crowdsourced map and make your ride a safe one.  

Other Happenings

Climate Equity Plan Survey

Minneapolis residents can let their voices be heard on the Climate Equity Plan by taking part in the public comment period now through June 5. Input is critical in shaping the final version of the plan.

  • Give your feedback on specific strategies.
  • Make general comments on the overall direction of the plan.

Take the Climate Equity Plan Survey Through June 5th

Loppet Sustainability Fair

This first of its kind event hosted by LEAP (Loppet Environmental Action Project), will be open to the public and showcase how individuals, families and communities can get informed, involved and hopeful about caring for our planet.

When: Saturday, April 29th 9am-12pm

Where: The Trailhead 1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55422

Learn More

Highway 47/Highway 65 Survey

Please take a few minutes by Mon, May 1 to let MnDOT know what you think about potential improvement concepts for University and Central Avenues in northeast Minneapolis and southern Anoka County.

Your input will help MnDOT identify how well these potential improvements—like curb bump-outs, better pedestrian crossings and protected bike lanes—meet your safety and travel needs on and along both roads, including at intersections.

Take Hwy 47/Hwy 65 Survey by May 1st

Walk, Bike & Roll to School May 3rd

Strap on your helmet and lace up your shoes. National Bike & Roll to School Day is May 3, 2023, and registration is now open.

Bike & Roll to School Day invites participants to celebrate the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. 

Learn More

Metro Transit Network Now Survey

Over the coming year Metro Transit will develop a plan for the future that continues to invest in improving service as more resources, such as additional drivers, are available. Metro Transit wants your input in shaping plans for today and the next five years to best meet the needs of our region. 

Take the online survey by May 15. You will be asked questions about your transit values. This information will help shape future decision-making framework. This survey is available in multiple languages; Spanish, Hmong, Somali, and Vietnamese.

Take the Network Now Survey Through May 15th

BikeMN Adult Learn to Ride Class - St. Louis Park

The Adult Learn to Ride class from BikeMN provides hands-on instruction to adults who are brand new to bicycling. Participants progress from striding to gain balance, to pedaling on their own, to riding in a group. BikeMN will provide bikes and helmets for use during class, and give away free bikes to all participants.

This class is a four part series–5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13. Please see registration link for more details. Contact helena@bikemn.org for assistance.

Learn More

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