Bike Walk Week events highlight the pleasure of walking and bicycling

Whether driven by the pleasure of saving gas money, enjoying better health or getting some time for themselves, a lot of people are choosing to drive less and commute instead by walking or riding a bike. Celebrate or try out active transportation during the seventh annual Twin Cities Bike Walk Week.

Bike Walk Week is June 4 to 12. It’s a time to encourage folks to leave their vehicles at home and bike or walk to their destinations. There are many ways to participate, including smart traffic skills classes, bike rides and other celebratory events to support and reward you and others for pedaling or walking.

The week’s big public celebrations will take place on Bike Walk to Work Day. In Minneapolis, biking and walking commuters will gather the morning of Thursday, June 9, at the Government Center Plaza for free food, music and prize giveaways. Bicyclists and walkers will also stop at a number of spots throughout Minneapolis for everything from free breakfasts to "happy hour" deals.

Bike Walk to Work Day
Minneapolis gathering
Thursday, June 9, 6:30-9 a.m.
Government Center Plaza

Other Bike Walk Week events include:

Walking and biking as transportation are workouts that also get you where you want to go. Get fit while saving gas money and reducing your carbon footprint. Register to participate in Bike Walk Week to support biking and walking as a part of transportation and a chance to win prizes, such as bikes, gear, gift certificates and more.

Bike commuter amenities in MPLS Parking ramps

MPLS Parking ramps offer safe and convenient parking for your bike and other amenities for you. Ease your bike commuting logistics with contracted bike lockers, lockers and showers for you (at some locations), free bike racks, bike anchors and bike banks at various ramps. For more information, see MPLSparking.com and ABC-Ramps.com.

Why walk and bike?

For more information on biking, see our Bicycles website. For more information on walking including distance calculators and the City's pedestrian master plan, see Walking in Minneapolis.

Published Jun 6, 2011