Minneapolis Bike Week is almost here and we need your volutneer power!
On May 4th-11th the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition is hosting a city-wide bicylce celebration in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and dozens of local businesses and community groups to put on more than 50 events! During Bike Week, Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition will also be setting up Commuter Pit Stops throughout the city to excite people about biking and provide helpful resources to get more people out and riding. Bike week is powered by volutneers like you, so come join us!
Yes! I want to be a part of Bike Week! How can I help?
Like giving away free, fun stuff? Enjoy encouraging and celebrating bicycling? Need an excuse to knock off work early on a beautiful spring day? Volunteer at a Commuter Pit Stop!
At Commuter Pit Stops, volunteers will be responsible for:
Giving away awesome freebies to cyclists such as lights, maps, stickers, high-fives, other cool stuff
Hanging out with other volunteers and a shop-sponsored mechanic providing free bike repair
Providing friendly and helpful knowledge to cyclists (don't worry about this — we'll provide resources)
Rocking out and having fun celebrating people riding bikes!
What more could you want? To see which Commuter Pit Stop locations need more volunteers and to sign up for a shift, click here!
Can't volunteer at a Commuter Pit Stop? Still want to support the coalition in putting on this awesome week? Grab a friend, bike around with some posters, and spark some buzz about Bike Week! We are looking for volunteers to flyer in their neighborhoods and around major Bike Week event locations. Contact [email protected] to pick up some flyers and help us spread the word!
Thanks so much to all of our volunteers.
For questions on volunteering, contact Beth Wagner at [email protected]
What else is happening during Bike Week?
Minneapolis Bike Week will feature 8 themed days from May 4-11 with 50+ events including:
Sunday, May 4: Bike to Parks Day
Mayday Parade and Festival: event bike parking and free bike repair
Monday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo
Commuter Pit Stops including Tamales y Bicicletas' Tu salud, tu bici: Cinco de Mayo Commuter Pit Stop
Tuesday, May 6: Nice Ride Day
Break for Breakfast
Nice Ride Station Demonstrations
Wednesday, May 7: Bike to School Day
Bike to School Day Celebrations
Commuter Pit Stops
Thursday, May 8: Bike to Work Day
Hennepin County Downtown Celebration
Bike to Work Day morning rides with City Council Members and Hennepin County Commissioners
Friday, May 9: Bike and Ride Day
Free Transit rides for bicyclists
Commuter Pit Stops
Saturday, May 10: Bike to Local Businesses Day
Bike to Local Businesses celebrations in Northeast, Seward, Downtown, and Southwest
Sunday, May 11: Family Bike Day
Family bike rides with mom
Learn more about Bike week and events at www.mplsbikeweek.org.
For questions about Bike Week, contact Nick Ray [email protected] or 612.968.0722.