Bike week is here -- join us at one of the many events this week

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Hennepin County bike week events

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Tuesday, May 12 - Commuter Challenge

Pre-Commuter Challenge festivities at Target Field Station with a Behind the Big Wheel event. 

See what it's like to sit in the driver’s seat of a city bus, a school bus, a garbage truck and other large vehicles to understand the blind spots for large vehicle operators. Pre-Commuter Challenge festivities are hosted in collaboration with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Council.

Commuter Challenge
Cheer on Commissioner Marion Greene using her bike and the light rail as she races other downtown commuters by bike, train or car from Target Field station to Minnehaha Park. This light-hearted and fun race will highlight numerous options commuters have for getting to and from work each day.

Group bike ride

Join in the Minneapolis Bike Coalition free group bike ride starting at 5:30 p.m., leaving from Target Field Station and ending in Minnehaha Park — open to all ages and abilities.

Event schedule

4 p.m. - Pre-Commuter Challenge festivities begin hosted by Hennepin County

5:30 p.m. - Commuter Challenge kicks off / group bike ride

6 p.m. - Event concludes / Celebration at Minnehaha Park 

Friday, May 15 Bike to Work Day  

Have you ever wanted to try bike commuting? Friday, May 15, is the day to give it a try. Meet up with other bicyclists around the region so that regular bike commuters can help beginners find a safe and comfortable route to work. Find out more about Minneapolis Bike Week and Bike to Work Day. If you already commute by bike, help others get started by offering to lead a ride from your neighborhood.

Commissioners Marion Greene and Peter McLaughlin will be leading rides from their neighborhoods to the Hennepin County Government Center North Plaza followed by a celebration on the plaza. Commissioners Jan Callison, Greene and McLaughlin will speak at the celebration. There will also be a lunch festival to encourage people to bike. County staff will be available at both events to answer questions about biking in Hennepin County.  


Ride Hennepin

Get your copy of the new Hennepin County bike map at bike week events or visit


More information

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