July 20, 2023

In this edition

  • Car-Free MSP is Coming!
  • A Week of Transportation Events
  • Carpooling Beyond the 9-5
  • Downtown Bike Basics
  • Meet the Bike & Scooter Share Providers
  • East Town Commuter Fair
  • You're Invited: Downtown Group Ride
  • Visit Move Minneapolis at Open Streets
  • Other Happenings

Car-Free MSP is Coming!

Watch your inbox next week for a special announcement on Car-Free MSP 2023!

Check out these informative events next week!

Lunch and Learn Registration
East Town Commuter Fair Information
Webinar Registration

Carpooling Beyond the 9-5

Angie and Jana have been volunteering for years at Target Center and Target Field concession stands, and having a lot of fun. They grill burgers, make popcorn, and serve beers to earn money, not for themselves, but for a variety of causes.

They earn a break by carpooling together from their homes in Spring Lake Park and NE Minneapolis and parking at Ramp B. Angie picks Jana up on the way to sporting events and concerts at Target Center and Target Field – Ramp B is ideally located right in the middle of the two.

Jana adds, “The best thing about carpooling is that there is always a reserved carpooling parking spot next to the skyway doors so we can get in and out of the ramp without getting stuck with fan parking and traffic”.

Carpool parking is by far the best value even if you're only coming downtown a few days a week. Carpoolers ride in the EZ-Pass lanes for free and have preferred parking at the ABC Ramps. And, according to Angie and Jana, it is a lot more fun than driving alone. Contact ABC Ramps Mobility Hub for information on the $20 monthly carpool parking rate. 

Learn More About Carpooling

Seats Added - Don't Miss Out on this Lunch and Learn!

Thinking about biking downtown but not sure how to start?

Join BikeMN and Move Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 25th 12pm-1pm for a lunch and learn on downtown bike basics.

In this free 1 hour, in-person classroom session, you will learn basic skills from BikeMN staff that will prepare you to ride your bike downtown, including how to ride to work. Lunch will be provided at no cost, but registration is required.

Additional seats have been added, but don't wait! Registration closes at 12pm on Monday, July 24th.

Learn More and Register for the Lunch and Learn

Webinar: Meet the Bike & Scooter Share Providers

Join Move Minneapolis as we explore the new shared mobility landscape in our next webinar on Thursday, July 27th, 10 - 11am CT. We’ll be talking with shared e-bike and e-scooter providers Lime, Veo, and Spin, as well as the City of Minneapolis Public Works about affordability programs, infrastructure, the vehicles, safety, and more!

Register for the Webinar

East Town Commuter Fair

Commuters in East Town have lots of options! Join us at the East Town Commuter Fair next Wednesday July 26th from 11am-1pm to learn about fun and sustainable transportation, hear a panel discussion on transit safety, and grab lunch from a food truck.


Move Minneapolis | Metro Transit | The City of Minneapolis | Hourcar/Evie

Veo | Spin | Lime | Maple Grove Transit | Commute with Enterprise

New Horizons Academy

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You're Invited!

Downtown Educational Group Bike Ride

Whether you are unfamiliar with biking downtown, or it's been a while since you've ridden and you're curious what's new, this bike ride is for you!

During this educational group ride, BikeMN will provide a safety overview before leading a small group through downtown. We will start and end in Loring Park, highlighting different types of infrastructure found in downtown and learning how to safely navigate one ways, construction detours, and more.

Don't have a bike, or don't have it downtown? No problem! BikeMN can lend you a bike to use for the ride at no cost.

Registration is free but required, space is limited.

Registration closes on 8/13 at 12pm.

Learn More and Register

Visit Move Minneapolis at Open Streets!

Look for the Move Minneapolis tent at Open Streents Mpls events all season long. Open Streets Mpls is a beloved cornerstone of the Minneapolis community, drawing as many as 50,000 people per event. The next event is Cedar Riverside on Sunday, August 20th.

At the Move Minneapolis table, you'll find sustainable transportation resources, TAP transit program registration, and great swag.  

Other Happenings

Shared Mobility Collaborative: Quarterly Convening, August 3rd

The summer convening will focus on opportunities for shared mobility across the state of Minnesota. Agenda highlights include:

  • Karen Onan, director of the Regional Transportation Coordinating Council (RTCC) at the East Central Regional Development Commission
  • Mike Lund, government relations specialist at Metro Cities, and Meredith Klekotka, shared mobility program manager at Metro Transit
  • Erik Rudeen, director of government affairs at MnDOT
  • MnDOT’s Greater Minnesota shared mobility coordinator, Elliott McFadden

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required to access this Zoom event. Please register by Wednesday, August 2.

Thursday, August 3


Virtually via Zoom

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Bruce Vento Trail Group Bike Ride

Rolling out tonight! Join Move Minnesota for a fun group ride along the Bruce Vento Trail on July 20! The ride is part of our 2023 summer series exploring great places to bike in Saint Paul.

Starting at the front steps of the Union Depot, the ride will follow Bruce Vento Trail to Lake Phalen, enjoying the dedicated infrastructure between downtown Saint Paul to the northeastern areas of Saint Paul, with a return route along Johnson Parkway. Expect to ride at a leisurely pace and meet afterward at a local business to socialize and talk about biking around Saint Paul!

Please RSVP:


Interested in helping out as a ride volunteer? Sign up here.

Thursday, July 20


Union Depot

214 4th Street E, Saint Paul, MN, 55101

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The Hub Bicycle Co-op: Intro to Basics

This course is intended for students with little or no bicycle maintenance experience.

This 2-hour course imparts all of the basic wisdom necessary to help you troubleshoot issues with your bicycle. The course covers bike anatomy, wheel removal, tire & tube replacement, cleaning the bike, lubricating the chain, and a Q&A with a Hub mechanic.

The class cost is $54. Register here.

Wednesday, August 2


The Hub Bike Co-op

3016 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA

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BikeMN/Erik's Founder's Series

Earlier this year BikeMN announced that their Executive Director of 15 years, Dorian Grilley would be retiring from BikeMN in July of this year.

In honor of BikeMN's many accomplishments under his leadership and the many individual donors that helped make these accomplishments possible, Erik of Erik's Bike Shop, is throwing a party!

Tuesday July 25th


Erik's Minneapolis Headquarters

550 Kasota Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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