This week (June 5th – 11th) is bikewalk week in the Twin Cities. Keep yourself self-propelled!
Here is a list of events from bikewalkweek.org:
Events Saturday, June 5 Kick Off!: •Twin Cities Heart Walk hosted at the new Minnesota Twins Target Field •Celebrate National Trails Day with the Three Rivers Park District at the Hopkins Depot Trail Head on the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail
Sunday, June 6: •Grand Old Day – avoid parking problems—ride your bike, walk, or take transit to Grand Old Day in St. Paul •Bike-Walk to Worship Days and Saturday June 5 & Friday June 11
Tuesday, June 8: •Film Screening: Beyond the Motor City – Can the Twin Cities move beyond being a “motor city?” Attend a screening and discussion of the film as well as other short films about bicycling, 7pm, St. Anthony Main Theatre. Q&A to follow with director Aaron Woolf and local bicycle business leaders and activists.
Wednesday, June 9: •Women’s Wednesday
Thursday, June 10: •Bike Walk to Work Day with Celebrations Locations all over town, including: ◦Neighborhood Celebration locations —see map below ◦Morning Downtown Events in Minneapolis and St. Paul ◦Nice Ride, the nation’s largest bike sharing program, launches with a noon ride along Nicollet Mall in Downtown Minneapolis, from the Central Library to Peavey Plaza (map) ◦Evening celebrations at REI locations in Bloomington, Roseville, & Maple Grove!
Sunday, June 13: •Bike to the Twins Game – presented by OptumHealth – Gift bags compliments of OptumHealth will be given to the first 1000 Twins fans who ride their bike to the 1:10pm Twins vs. Atlanta baseball game at Target Field. There are 400 bike racks around the ballpark. In addition, a bike corral will be setup just off the Cedar Lake Trail on Glenwood in Ramp A.
And on a sidenote: Can we please stop forcing our friends to drink Smirnoff Ice? Sure, the surprise factor of it all is great, but come on, enough is enough. It’s like a White Castle eating contest, there are no real winners here.
And got to love a little rain on a Grand Day!