Friday, May 19 was National Bike To Work Day – a day to elevate active transportation, health and wellness, and building community. After a three-year hiatus, Bike To Work Day returned to Minneapolis, celebrating bicycle commuters, recreational riders, and bikers of all abilities at Hennepin County Gov. Center’s Government Plaza for an afternoon event.

Morning Bike To Work Day Pit Stops & “High Fives”

Bicyclists got energized on their morning ride with coffee, snacks, bike swag, and lots of “high fives” at six pit stop locations along bike trails. Bike commuters and a few families on their way to school and daycare stopped by to warm up in the morning chill.

The Bike To Work Day Celebration continued in the afternoon at Government Plaza

The Bike To Work Day celebration took place at Government Plaza in front of Hennepin County Government Center. Over a dozen biking and community organizations, and transportation providers exhibited at the event highlighting infrastructure projects and programs, providing bike tune-ups, and offering e-bike and scooter demos.

Featured speakers spoke to current biking initiatives, inspirations, and a vision going forward:

  • Elliott Payne, Minneapolis City Council
  • Elissa Schufman, Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • Kevin Anderson, Hennepin County Commissioner
Group Ride from Government Plaza to NE Minneapolis

The event culminated in a Bike to Work Day group bike ride to the Art-A-Whirl festivities in Northeast Minneapolis!

Share Your Bike to Work Story

There is still time to share your bike to work story! Share your story using this form to be entered into a drawing for one of 5 $20 gift cards to One On One Bicycle Studio, located at 4461 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Event Presenters: Move Minneapolis, Hennepin County, City of Minneapolis

Thank you to all the exhibitors, partners, and Hennepin County and The City of Minneapolis for making the day a huge success!

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Move Minneapolis Customized Consultations

Move Minneapolis offers Customized Consultations for those who live, work, or visit downtown interested in trying sustainable trips – biking, walking, carpooling, transit, shared e-bikes/scooters. Schedule a free 15-minute virtual/phone transportation consultation session with Move Minneapolis staff Fridays between 9am and 3pm.

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