The Coalition, we envision a city where riding a bicycle is joyful for people of all ages and abilities, bicycles are the easiest way to make most trips and navigating Minneapolis on a bicycle is intuitive, and Minneapolis neighborhoods are connected by a network of safe streets and trails that invite people to bicycle year-round.
One of the ways we make this happen is to blog about it. We blog about fun bike events. We blog local bike news, like the BAC meetings. We blog about efforts to get new protected lanes installed. We blog about bike-friendly policies we support. We blog our work groups. We blog about our experiences biking in Minneapolis (and elsewhere). We blog about candidate positions on bike policies. We blog about things we DO on our bikes. And, we're always looking for new bloggers.
Are you interested in blogging on the Coalition blog? Drop us a line at [email protected]
Of course, you might want to learn a little more about what it would mean to be a blogger, so check out our helpful blogging tips. They'll make writing easier - and may even inspire you to write about something you hadn't previously thought about.
Our Blog Instructions provide a step by step process on the logistics of posting, from writing meta descriptions, to finding images, and what content to post.
We've got Blog Guidelines to help you figure out what is appropriate for posting.
There are more detailed General Tips to help you focus the lens on your topic.
Finally, before you publish your post, there's the Blogging Checklist to avoid any embarrassing moments after you hit the 'publish' button.
If you're looking for a little more structure, we are currently on the hunt for a new blog manager and someone to post on the the Hennepin County Bike Advisory Committee. Ready to pitch in? Take on some responsibility, drop us a line at [email protected]
We know you have some intersting ideas, and you have all of the materials at your fingertips to help you write them. So why not give it a try?