06/25/10

Bike Walk Week Twin CitiesBike Walk Week Twin Cities

With the recent news from "Bicycling" magazine that Minneapolis is the nation's #1 bike-friendly city, it's time for everyone in the Twin Cities to gear up for Bike Walk Week, which this year has moved from late May to June 5-11. The week includes events and activities designed to promote walking and bicycling as fun, healthy, and convenient ways to get around.


The metro-area Bike Walk celebrations started out as a "day" in 2007 and grew to a "week" in 2008. Now, in 2010, plans are taking shape to carry the energy of Bike Walk Week year-round, with seasonal bike-walk weeks-one in the summer, one in the fall around International Bike Walk to School Day, and one in the winter around the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Help build the momentum by signing up for this summer's Bike Walk Week, June 5-11. To find out the latest, go to the Bike Walk Week web site at


www.bikewalkweek.org


May is the time start thinking about organizing bike walk teams (for your workplace, place of worship or school) and joining convoys for organized rides during bike walk week. Coffee shops and restaurants can also sign up to be Celebration Locations on Bike Walk to Work Day, Thursday, June 10. Full information about how to organize teams and sign up as celebration locations is on the Bike Walk Week web site (www.bikewalkweek.org). This year, everyone who registers to participate in Bike Walk Week is automatically entered in Metro Transit's Commuter Challenge and eligible for great prizes. And everyone who registers is also welcome at the Celebration Locations on Bike Walk to Work Day, Thursday, June 10.

Women's Wednesday is a new addition to Bike Walk Week.

Watch Jessica Treat, Executive Director of Saint Paul Smart-Trips, in an interview for Bike Walk To Work Day.


Bike Walk Week is a public, private, and non-profit partnership between: Anoka County TMO, City of Minneapolis, City of St. Paul, Downtown Minneapolis TMO, 494 Commuter Services, Hennepin County, Metro Transit, Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul Smart Trips and Transit for Livable Communities/Bike Walk Twin Cities.