Courtesy of the City of Minneapolis, here are some upcoming bike events and a chance to give your opinion on bike maps. Enjoy!
1) The City of Minneapolis Bicycle Program needs your input. The preliminary design process for a print version of the Minneapolis bicycle map is now underway. If you would like to provide feedback related to what this map will look like, please look at the current online Minneapolis bike map. You may also choose to look at bike maps from other cities (for ideas):
Chicago (click anywhere on the generic Chicago map to see their bike map)
New York City
Then, send your feedback via e-mail to Shaun Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specifically, answer the following question: What elements would you like to see included in a Minneapolis bicycle map?
2) The Bell Museum is holding its 3rd Annual Bike-In at the Bell on Saturday, June 16th. Activities will include a bicycle scavenger hunt, a bike fashion show, a bike art parade, workshops, and bike tours, among other things. All ages (including children) are welcome. The City of Minneapolis Bicycle Program will staff a booth at the event.
3) Bicycling Magazine is giving away 50 bikes in 6 cities this summer, through its BikeTown program. Minneapolis is one of those 6 cities. If you or someone you know needs a bike, write a 50-word essay about how a new bike would change your (or another person’s) life. Bicycling Magazine is short on essays from Minneapolis, so be sure to spread the word.
Date: June 5
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Sailing/Premis
June mileage: 30
Year to date mileage: 1652