By BikeMN Education Staff Helena Howard and Ilse Griffin As we end our 2023 season, we’re celebrating another fun and successful year of Adult Learn to Ride. Join us as […]
The League of American Bicyclists is honoring the efforts of the five Minnesota communities to build better places for people to bike with Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) awards.
Here’s what we know about the specifics of the new electric-assisted bicycle (e-bike) rebate program for Minnesota.
We are thrilled! Nearly every policy and funding priority BikeMN has had this year is now law thanks to a historic transportation bill.
Hi, my name is Ilse Griffen (they/them) and I am BikeMN’s new Education Assistant!
Last month BikeMN announced that I would be retiring from BikeMN in July this year, but I like to think of it as shifting gears. My plan is to step down from being Executive Director but still be involved in BikeMN’s advocacy work and fundraising.
Hi, my name is Maryellen Saatzer (she/they) and I am BikeMN’s new Membership & Accounting Clerk.
On February 28, 2023, Natalie Gille will leave her role at the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota as the Greater Minnesota Program Manager.
The Minnesota Bicycling Handbook is now available in Spanish and Somali thanks to support from the Met Council through our Adult Learn to Ride program.
Who are you, and what’s the best way to describe your relationship with bicycling? My name is Chris Chavie and I’ve always loved cycling and that passion was reignited later […]
Join us February 9th at the Minnesota Bike Walk Summit on Capitol Hill to get the answers to this question before and asking your legislators to make that investment. Biking and walking are key strategies for addressing our public health, climate, and community sustainability challenges and you’ll hear from experts and leaders in all those areas.
BikeMN held a virtual People Friendly Drivers course to teach motorists safe driving behaviors around people who are walking or biking.
2023 is likely to be a great year for biking and walking in Minnesota. But, we need your support and action to make it a reality.
Mark your calendar for February 9, the 2023 Minnesota Bike Walk Summit! Join people from all over the state to advocate for bike and walk related issues.
We were saddened by the passing last Friday of William “Bill” Dooley, an avid cyclist, transportation options advocate, and dear friend to BikeMN. Bill served on the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota’s board of directors, executive committee, and as the longtime chair of BikeMN’s advocacy committee.
Learn how the Walking College supported the planning and implementation of two pedestrian projects in Bemidji and Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
Thief River Falls is Minnesota’s newest Bicycle Friendly Community! Walker and Richfield move up to Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community Awards. Marshall, Edina, and Battle Lake successfully renew their Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community Awards.
My name is Jenna Hawkes, and I am BikeMN’s new communications and advocacy intern! I am excited to use my love of the outdoors to engage with BikeMN’s mission of promoting equitable engagement and enhancing the safety of biking, walking and public transportation.
BikeMN staff and Board volunteered to prepare and package nutritious meals for immunocompromised clients supported by Open Arms of Minnesota.
Take a look at what the Winter Cycling Congress is and the initiatives they have in place to encourage year-round cycling.
Want to be featured in our Meet-A-Member section like Cathy? Just complete the short survey here and tell us your BikeMN story. Tell us something cool about your love of […]
A recap of the September Bike Walk Leadership Network Webinar and roundtable discussion with Neil Walker.
BikeMN and Camden Cycles hosted a free bike repair station and gave away over 75 helmets at the Camden-Webber neighborhood BBQ.
Morsal Azizi, a past participant, graduate, and current volunteer with BikeMN’s Adult Learn to Ride program talked with BikeMN about confidence, community, and learning to ride a bike.
Learn from statewide and local advocates about the Bikeable Community Workshop, and hear from Mahnomen about their experiences.
A peak inside an Adult Learn to Ride Class, with insight from participants who took the course!
The Hennepin Avenue redesign passed Minneapolis City Council. Tell Mayor Frey to approve the plan today!
Learn from local advocates in Mankato about what it takes to be an effective advocacy and education organization for the region.
Join our Adult Learn to Ride classes with ACER in Brooklyn Park. Participants can earn a free bike after two classes.
Learn from the local movers and shakers who put on beloved events in Minneapolis that celebrate community, culture, creativity, and moving by biking, walking, and rolling.
Learn more about the nonprofit Limitless Cycling, bringing outdoor experiences to seniors, community members, and less-abled residents of the St. Croix River Valley area.
A brief look at tandem bike riding and fun routes to ride in Minnesota.
I am Litzy Silva Sandoval and BikeMN’s new fundraising intern.
BikeMN, MnDOT, and MDH brought together engineers, planners, school administrators, community leaders, and advocates for bike-friendliness in Mahnomen and WIllmar!
[SAINT PAUL, MN] – Four new Minnesota companies have been recognized as Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs) by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). Minnesota, the fifth most bicycle-friendly state in […]
I want to state this for the record: The Lake Alice 100 might be my new favorite Minnesota bike ride and I want this best-kept-secret to be a lot less […]
With Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day coming up soon, we’re listing out some tips we’ve learned to make bicycle commuting more fun and comfortable.
A recap of the April Bike Walk Leadership Network webinar, with questions and answers. You can also watch the replay on BikeMN’s YouTube page.
While so many people care deeply and want to help address the problem, the enormity of the challenge can feel dispiriting and disempowering. Riding your bike, walking, rolling, or taking transit offers you a way to make a difference while experiencing your corner of Minnesota in a new way, building new friendships and connections with others, and moving your body in celebration.
BikeMN’s Adult Learn to Ride Program was lucky enough to receive dozens of bikes courtesy of The Recyclery.
BikeMN held our first on-bike Educator Training of the season.
It’s been three years since Bicycle Alliance staff or constituents attended the National Bike Summit in person to participate in workshops, bike rides around the city, and, of course, Lobby […]
Meet Spencer, our Advocacy and Communications Intern
After twelve years at BikeMN, I am filled with gratitude. I moved to Minnesota in 2002 believing that surely there would be a bicycle advocacy organization here. There was not […]
It’s an unusual year the the Minnesota Legislature. Read our March updates here!
Meet BikeMN’s new Education Director, Angela Olson!
Meet BikeMN’s new Education Associate, Helena Howard!
15 things you can do to during 30 Days of Biking besides just ride your bike!
The BikeMN Higher Education Network is excited to release a webpage as a one-stop-shop for all of your higher education bike content needs!
Want to be featured in our Meet-A-Member section like Luke? Just complete the short survey here and tell us your BikeMN story. Tell us something cool about your love of […]
The 2022 Minnesota Legislative session convened on January 31st and runs to the third week of May. One of the first things on the House Transportation Committee’s agenda was to […]
The 2022 Legislative session began January 31st and is scheduled to end in the latter half of May. BikeMN recently held a 30-minute workshop on getting to know your state legislators. […]
Adam Malmanger was captured riding his bike in Two Harbors, Minnesota, on a -19 degree morning. We asked Adam what gets him pedaling each winter.
[MINNEAPOLIS, MN] – Three new Minnesota companies have been recognized as Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs) by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). Minnesota, the third most bicycle-friendly state in the […]
Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter hosted a bike ride that highlighted some of the City’s great new infrastructure on the afternoon of December 31st. The ride was organized by Anthony […]
Roll with Ted on his way to the BikeMN office on one of the most beautiful commutes imaginable! We’ll also share some tips to brave the elements and thrive in […]
Still need a gift for the brewery, restaurant lover, or grill master in your life? The Community Alliance App is a brewery and restaurant passport that provides you with discounts […]
We are happy to announce the return of Bikeable Community Workshops, now conducted via a hybrid model! Is your community eager to capture the momentum of the recent bike boom? […]
Featuring more perspectives from local advocates and community members! [MINNEAPOLIS, MN] – Stillwater is Minnesota’s most recent city to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) by the League […]
Stillwater is Minnesota’s most recent city to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), scoring a bronze award. Jackson, Minnesota, moved up in the BFC ranks from bronze to silver, making strides in their bicycle friendliness since they received their bronze award just a few years ago in 2018.
BikeMN Staff created a guide for anyone looking for the perfect gift for someone who bikes!
Explore Tim’s route as he develops a ride template guide for Colleges and Universities in Minnesota!
This TUESDAY (tomorrow) and WEDNESDAY, November 16 and 17, MnDOT is holding a series of webinars to get public feedback on its “Rethinking I-94” proposals. MnDOT is planning to reconstruct […]
By now I’m sure you’ve all heard that Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on November 5th. Thanks to the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), the Safe Routes Partnership, and others it includes unprecedented levels of funding for active transportation and the safety of vulnerable road users, and it represents an important step towards building more livable communities. But, most of the media coverage and news releases have focused on what the IIJA does for roads and bridges, high speed internet, clean drinking water, airports, EV charging, and does and does not do for public transportation and climate change, not biking and walking. So what exactly did happen related to biking and walking?
If you’re able to venture to Saint Paul before the snow flies here is a potential route worth checking out. Saint Paul Parks has built a spiffy new picnic shelter in Lilydale Park. The Saint Paul Classic has gone through Lilydale before and it’s quite a treat for anyone who has never visited.
Welcome Tim Brackett, BikeMN’s newest GreenCorps Member serving for the 2021-22 term.
[SAINT PAUL, MN] – 13 new Minnesota companies have been recognized as Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs) by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). Minnesota, the third most bicycle-friendly state in […]
Bike to the Future: Retro Events, Art, and Bikes in Holdingford BikeMN held the August Bike Walk Leadership Network Webinar yesterday. The network connects local leaders to share stories and […]
Minnesota became one of 36 states to sign model electric bicycle legislation into law, so what does it mean? E-bikes have only become more popular, increasing in sales nationwide by […]
After nearly six months, BikeMN has completed our latest, and most forward-thinking strategic plan. This plan will guide us through 2026. It builds on more than a decade of successful […]
By: Pam Vruwink Willmar Bikes is a bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group dedicated to making biking and walking fun, safe, and easy for everyone. We are excited to become a […]
by: Dave Jensen For eight years now, residents of west-central MN have been converging upon a small lake located in the heart of Fergus Falls. Known to the locals as Lake […]
This past Saturday, Dorian, and Maya with BikeMN, and Tammy, a League Cycling Instructor, bike rider, and invaluable volunteer with BikeMN headed to Brooklyn Center for the Hmong Community Day […]
Public art is becoming a more popular and effective way of forming communities and giving spaces meaningful identity. Like all art, public art inspires observers to think about their world […]
Fresh from LA Fergus Falls is Going in Circles to Promote Bicycling (Around Lake Alice) BikeMN held the July Bike Walk Leadership Network Webinar. The network connects local leaders to […]
It’s been nearly a decade, but bikemn.org finally has a super new home! Over the last several months, staff and our web team at Windmill Strategy have been working hard […]
[MINNEAPOLIS, MN] — Today, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) recognized Next Day Animations with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award along with River Rider Cycle (Wabasha) and the Willmar […]
Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Sanford Health and the Eagles Club of TRF with a bronze award level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning them a place alongside […]
This year marks the start of a new five year Strategic Plan for BikeMN! We’re excited with where we are headed. Our Strategic Plan Working Group, composed of staff, board, […]
[MINNEAPOLIS, MN] – More people than ever before are riding bicycles in Minnesota. That’s why the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) is rolling out the 2021 edition of the Minnesota […]
[MINNEAPOLIS, MN] –St. Louis Park moves up in the ranks from bronze, the entry-level ranking, to silver with their Bicycle Friendly (BFC) award, and Grand Marais and New Ulm successfully […]
By: Dorian Grilley, Executive Director of BikeMN Things started moving at the Minnesota Capitol with the House Transportation Committee hearing the e-bike rules and regulations update bill, which was introduced by […]
After eight years, Walk! Bike! Fun! has a home of its own! Check out the brand new walkbikefun.org site. It’s the vision that funders MN Safe Routes to School and […]
As tensions continue rising about how to address police use of force and budget issues, the pace at the Capitol is continuing to gain momentum. The Transportation committee chairs in […]
By: Dorian Grilley, Executive Director of BikeMN The Minnesota Legislature is heading toward a special session with no agreement on a state budget and mandatory adjournment scheduled for Monday. That […]
The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota and Our Streets Minneapolis have teamed up to host a panel for the 20th annual Bicycle Film Festival. The festival, which runs from February 26th through […]
This year has been a challenge for everyone, and we recognize that it has impacted some more severely than others. Our small but mighty BikeMN staff has made considerable effort […]
In March of this year, life seemingly shut down in an instant in response to COVID-19. As Spring wore on, Minnesota slowly reopened. Businesses deemed “essential” to everyday life continued […]
In recognition of Indigenous People’s Day and Native American Heritage Month, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) is formally launching its Indigenous Land Acknowledgement. “We have a role to play […]
Covid-19 Road Closures and spotlight the community of Duluth Last week BikeMN held our July Bike Walk Leadership Webinar. The network connects local leaders to share stories and ideas about […]
To achieve our vision of bicycling for all, we need to ensure Black Americans have the right to safety in public space and life free from injustice. We are striving […]
Over the past few weeks, people across the country and the globe have taken to the streets in protest of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis […]
[MINNEAPOLIS, MN] – Today, Detroit Lakes was awarded for their efforts to build better places for people to bike with a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Award from the League […]
[MINNEAPOLIS, MN] – On Monday, May 25th, George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis. The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota issued the following statement in response: “Our hearts are heavy […]
[MINNEAPOLIS, MN] — Today, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN), along with Minnesota Safe Routes to School and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) released distance learning guides in English, […]
[MINNEAPOLIS, MN] — Today, Cycles for Change (C4C) announced the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) was chosen as the partner organization for 2020 Learn to Ride (LTR) programming. The adult […]
[MINNEAPOLIS, MN] — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tim Walz today announced an emergency executive order directing Minnesotans to stay at home starting this Friday, March 27th. We urge everyone […]
By: Dorian Grilley, Executive Director of BikeMN Thanks to the many of you that attended the Minnesota Bike Walk Summit on March 5th. More than 100 of you joined us […]