Free City Biking Classes from Bike Walk Ambassadors

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With long summer days and a calendar full of festivals, farmers markets, and events, spring and summer are the best times to explore Minneapolis by bike. Combining exercise with urban exploration is a fun way to stay in shape and find new haunts. Feeling a little rusty on your city biking smarts? Minneapolis Bike Walk Ambassadors are here to help!

Bike Walk Ambassadors City Biking Classes
Bike Walk Ambassadors City Biking Classes

The Ambassadors, in partnership with Commuter Connection, are now offering free courses to boost confidence and comfort riding with city traffic. Bring a friend and attend a safety session, hosted by the Ambassadors, at one of these Nice Ride kiosks:

  • Tuesdays June 15th, 2010-July 6, 2010 from 8:00-8:30am- Lind Hall kiosk on the University of Minnesota campus,
  • Wednesdays June 16, 2010-July 7, 2010 from 11:30-12:00pm- YWCA Downtown kiosk located at 12th and Nicollet Avenue,
  • Thursdays June 10, 2010-July 1, 2010 from 5-5:30pm- YWCA uptown kiosk located at 28th and Hennepin Avenue,
  • Thursday June 17, 2010-July 8th, 2010 from 12:30-1:00 pm--5th Street and 3rd Avenue kiosk.

Or contact Bike Walk Ambassadors directly to bring a bike safety presentation to your business, organization, or group, at no cost! To learn more go to www.bikewalktwincities.org/ambassadors.

There are also many opportunities to brush up on safe cycling during Bike Walk Week. Visit www.bikewalkweek.org to find metro area bike education classes in your area.

So take a class and then join the thousands of Minnesotans biking in Minneapolis this summer.

2 Previous comments:

(1) On June 10, 2010, cfigeroid () said:
classes are a nice idea but don't call it "Twin Cities" when all the classes are in Minneapolis - unless you are planning to expand.
(2) On August 13, 2010, Martha () said:
Any plans to offer more of these classes?

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