Thanks for Giving Volunteer and Member Party 2016!
You're invited to the Coalition's annual ThanksforGiving Volunteer and Member Appreciation Party! This year, we're bringing it big and we hope that all of our volunteers from this year can join us for an evening of food, fun, friends, and celebration of YOU! We've got plenty to celebrate and more to look forward to as we prepare to launch pedestrian advocacy in 2017. You don't want to miss the event. Families are welcome-- just indicate on your RSVP!
Where: Republic Seven Corners 221 Cedar Ave S.
When: Tuesday, November 29th, 6-7:30pm
RSVP: Here or check out our Facebook event
Volunteer of the Month goes to...
"I love volunteering with the coalition because I get to know interesting people while I help build a better, bike-friendly Minneapolis." -Trish
"Trish is an extremely personable, giving, and determined volunteer. She's been a dedicated volunteer for 2 years. She volunteers at almost every Pop-Up Protected Bikeway Demonstration at Open Streets and is an absolute delight to work with. Trish goes above and beyond which is why she is our volunteer of the month!" -Volunteer Coordinator
Thanks for all your time and work, Trish!
BIKING SUPER HEROES
Ever wanted to don a cape and a mask and do good? Well now’s your chance!
Give to the Max Day, the biggest one-day day of giving in Minnesota is coming on November 17th - and we need your help!
We've pledged to do same-day bicycle delivery of member packets to all new members that day and need superheroes to ride packets out to our new supporters. Whether you ride a mile or twenty - it's up to you.
If you're interested in riding, fill out this form. Shifts are available all day long! Costumes encouraged.
Seeking New Members!
Do you enjoy having fun? Want to meet new people who love biking, walking, and building community? Are you creative or love planning? The Fun Committee is entering it second year of working together to plan support, and put on events. We're looking for a few more folks to join us for 2017.
Interested? Please join us for a Fun Committee Holiday Get Together:
When: Tuesday, December 8th, 6-7:30pm
Where: Location TBD!
RSVP: Email Emily to let her know you're in or if you can't make it but want to jump in on the fun in the future!
HELP US SET OUR
PRIORITIES FOR 2017!
Every year the Coalition sets our priorities for advocacy and other work for the upcoming year. It's time again to set our priorities are we need your help!
Please join us for one of our Open Houses conveniently located in Downtown and Northeast on two different evenings.
Priority Open House 1
Town Hall Brewery (Downtown)
Tuesday, November 15th, 5-7:30PM, in the lounge room.
Join us and tell us your priorities, grab a drink and a bite to eat!
Priority Open House 2
Maeve's Cafe (Northeast)
Wednesday, November 16th, 5-7:30PM, at the big table
Drop by and let us know what you want to see us get done.
UPCOMING ADVOCACY EVENTS
Social Justice Arts Festival
Saturday, November 5, 10am-4pm (3 shifts to choose from)
SpringHouse Ministry Center (610 W 28th St) The Coalition will be there to promote biking as a healthy and eco-friendly mode of transportation. We'll also be continuing our work with Bikeways for Everyone and getting more protected bikeways in Minneapolis!
Minnehaha Avenue Completion Celebration
Saturday, November 12, 11am-12:30pm (with optional celebration ride after)
Adam's Triangle (4100 37th Ave S) Help us celebrate the completion of the Minnehaha Avenue reconstruction! We will begin at Adam's Triangle for an hour and a half of tabling to encourage celebration-goers to sign postcards in support of Bikeways for Everyone.
Green Gifts Fair
Saturday, November 19, 8:30am-5:30pm
Midtown Global Market (920 E Lake St) This is an excellent opportunity to engage with other eco-friendly-minded folks. The Coalition will be tabling alongside other "green" organizations and we would love for you to come table with us! Join us for a 3 hour shift and then wander the fair once you're done!
November Joyride Together!
Monday, November 21, 5:45pm-7:30pm
Matthews Park (2318 29th Ave S) It's the last Joyride of 2016! Come along for a 5-10 mile slow roll on a route lead by Cali from Cherry Cycles. All are welcome!
Downtown Bikeways Task Force December Meeting
Wednesday, December 7, 6pm-7:30pm
Coalition Office (1428 Washington Ave S, Suite 204) Come learn about and discuss current bikeways projects happening in downtown. All are welcome!