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Make sure Minnesota stays walk and bike friendly!

Join us for the Minnesota Bike Summit on Thursday, February 9, 2023, bicycle and active transportation advocates from throughout the state will gather in Saint Paul for the annual Minnesota Bike Summit on Capitol Hill.

We’d love to have you! Register here.

The day will focus on funding for the state-level Active Transportation Grant Program; including biking and walking in updated climate, energy, and greenhouse gas goals; as well as the hands-free cell phone bill; making state policies more bicycle friendly; and more. Check out our full Legislative Agenda and priorities for this session here. Participants will get the inside scoop from Capitol experts and guests from all over Minnesota. 

BikeMN will schedule meetings with legislators for those who register in advance. These meetings will take place after (and sometimes during) the event program to discuss legislative priorities related to bicycling. Talking to your legislator can seem intimidating, but we’ll show you the ropes!

2023 Program

Date: February 9, 2023

Timing: Program from 9 a.m. to noon, legislative meetings begin at 10 a.m. Round table discussions and an educational track for practitioners not permitted to lobby will be held in the afternoon. Happy Hour informal gathering at Bad Weather Brewing beginning 3:00 p.m. 

  • 9-10:00 – Check-in and informal gathering (coffee, treats, and fruit available)
  • 9:55 – 10:00 – Program begins, and the live stream starts for virtual participants.
  • 10:00 – 10:05 – Welcome – Trista MatasCastillo, Chair, Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
  • 10:05 – 10:10 – Senator Scott Dibble – Chair of the Transportation Committee
  • 10:10 – 10:15 – Remembering Bill Dooley – Louis Moore, Major Taylor Bicycling Club
  • 10:15 – 10:30 – About today and BikeMN’s Legislative Agenda – Dorian Grilley, BikeMN
  • 10:30 – 10:40 – E-Bike bill & Mobility Justice – Senator Omar Fateh (Minneapolis)
  • 10:40 – 10:50 – Mobility Justice – Anthony Taylor
  • 10:50 – 11:05 – Minnesota’s Climate Action Plans – Dr. Kate Knuth, Sustainability Scholar
  • 11:05 – 11:15 – A Bicycle-Friendly City – Scott Sherman, Mayor of Winona
  • 11:20 – 11:30 – MnDOT Sustainable Transportation Initiatives – Commissioner Nancy Daubenberger
  • 11:30 – 11:40 – Active Transportation and Public Health – Patrick Hollister, Partnership 4 Health
  • 11:40 – 11:55 – Chair Hornstein, Senator Morrison, & Representative Lillie
  • 11:55 – noon – Wrap BikeMN Program
  • Noon – 1:00 – Lunch catered by Shobi’s Table (vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available)
  • 1:00 – 3:00 – Round Table Discussions
    • The MN Safe Routes to School Program plus program and infrastructure grants – Dave Cowan, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, MnDOT
    • Active Transportation Plans and the next round of MnDOT AT planning grants – Cole Norgaarden, Pedestrian & Bicycle Planner, MnDOT
    • State and Federal Funding for Active Transportation and Safe Routes to School – Wayne Hurley, West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls
    • Mobility Justice – Anthony Taylor, Cultural Wellness Center, St. Paul
    • Meet the BikeMN Chapters – Ted Duepner, BikeMN Supporter Relations Manager

Cost:  BikeMN Members: $20; Nonmembers: $25; Day-Of: $25. Join the morning program for FREE over Zoom!

RSVP: Registration is required. Register online in advance here, or register the day of at check-in.

Resources / Advocacy Documents

Please find the materials provided at the 2023 Bike Walk Summit below for download, as well as articles and resources not created by BikeMN.




Many legislators had questions about the Idaho Stop, which is included in the Omnibus Transportation Bill named in honor of longtime advocate and friend to BikeMN, Bill Dooley. Please find some resources and articles below about the Idaho Stop.

Study shows Idaho stop improves cyclist safety – Canadian Cycling Magazine
Federal Safety Administrator: Let’s Legalize the ‘Idaho Stop’ – Streetsblog New York City
Illinois lawmakers killed an “Idaho stop” bill this week, but one could pass in the future – Streetsblog Chicago