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iBikeMN Challenge & Ebike Commuter Assistance Program

BikeMN has two great initiatives to assist people and businesses who want to bike more!

E-Bike Commuter Assistance Program

This initiative is designed to help the participants from a number of partner businesses and organizations gain experience and confidence utilizing the BikeMN e-bike fleets. This is an exciting new chapter of our education offerings in our evolving efforts to ensure that all Minnesotans have access to information and resources so that walking, biking, and rolling anywhere in the state is easy, safe and fun.

Businesses interested in participating can learn more by completing this form. (COMING SOON)

iBikeMN Challenge

The iBikeMN Challenge is open to everyone!

The iBikeMN Challenge is an initiative designed to encourage more bike riding in more places! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for “challenges” that inspire and motivate you to make the swap by choosing a bike ride over a car drive one day per week.

We are here to show you that biking can be easy, safe and fun. Participate in the iBikeMN Challenge and enter to win prizes, connect with the community, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

More Commuting Resources

a drawing of a blue, step-thru bicycle with flowers as wheels. Below in stylized font reads "Pedal Pals" in blue with a yellow background

Introducing Pedal Pals!

Want to participate in our iBikeMN Challenge, but want more support? Request a Pedal Pal – a trained volunteer who can assist you with your ride! Request a Pedal Pal here

Interested in becoming a Pedal Pal? Seasoned riders can apply here.

More E-Bike Educational Resources

What’s Different About E-Bikes?

Ease of achieving higher speeds and weight considerations are just some of the most obvious differences between e-bikes and “acoustic,” “analog,” or “traditional” bicycles. Learn More.

Ride E-Bike Smart!

People for Bikes has provided a great video and quiz series to increase your knowledge. Chapters include: What is an Electric Bicycle, E-Bike Battery Safety, Before You Ride, Rider Safety, Collision Awareness + Rider Etiquette. Learn More.

How to Ride an E-Bike Safely

Bicycling Magazine provides a great list of e-bike tips including: 1) Pay even more attention to traffic, 2) Make yourself seen, 3) Check your speed, 4) Brake earlier, 5) Careful while mounting and dismounting, and 5) Remember it’s still a bike. Learn More.

How to Choose an E-Bike provides a great list of 8 Key Features to Look For when shopping for e-bikes including: 1) Class, 2) Type of e-bike 3) Weight 4) Mid Drive or Hub Motor 5) Battery Life 6) Power 7) Add-Ons and 8) Serviceability. Learn More.

Electric Bicycle Battery Recycling provides resources for how to dispose of your e-bike batteries safely and sustainably. Learn More.

Other Resources

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