May is National Bike Month, and next week it’s all systems roll in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Bike Week will feature a full slate of activities. The week’s events are organized by the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition with the help of businesses, government organizations, community groups and volunteers.
“Our goal with [Minneapolis] Bike Week is to get people who normally don’t bike to give it a shot … to get people to understand that riding a bike doesn’t have to be done for a specific reason,” said Alex Tsatsoulis, coalition development and communications coordinator.
Monday is “Fix It Day,” with bike commuter “pit stops” early in the day spread across the city — from Martin Olav Sabo Bridge to the Stone Arch Bridge to the Plymouth Avenue Bridge and elsewhere — where riders can get a snack or a quick bike inspection. There is a different theme each day, through Sunday.
For more information and a glance at the full week’s schedule, go online to www.mplsbikeweek.org.