The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition
inspires people to bicycle and
advocates for a city where
everyone feels comfortable riding.


Enjoy, Engage, Empower


Our goal is to make Minneapolis a better place for bicycling in all corners of the city and support more people biking. The Coalition uses the joy and broad public benefits of bicycling to engage, empower, and mobilize grassroots and grasstops support for our work. The Coalition encourages participation in decision-making processes and uses events to reach out to potential supporters. We have a track record of success that has helped lead to new bike lanes and protected bikeways, new bike parking, hiring the first-ever Minneapolis bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, and hosting Bike Week and Open Streets Minneapolis events.

We are volunteer driven and member supported



Rendering of protected bikeways on Hennepin Ave

Bikeway and Policy Priorities

Working with our fantastic members, volunteers, and community partners, here are our priorities for bikeways and policies this year to make streets better in Minneapolis. 

Thanks to everyone who offered input in to our prioritization process--your input was very helpful and these priorities reflect what you told us should be the highest priorities--protected bikeways and work to advocate for priorities of low-income people who bicycle.

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  • Open Streets Season Kicks-Off with Lyndale Avenue

      Open Streets Lyndale

    Photo by Mike Beck, 2014

    On Sunday June 4th, from 11 AM to 5 PM, Lyndale Avenue will be temporarily closed to motorized vehicles and transformed into a bustling, colorful community space for folks to explore their neighborhood and local businesses while engaging with their public spaces in a completely different way.

    Open Streets Lyndale is in its 7th year and we’re excited to announce that we’ve extended the route!

    You can now enjoy 4 miles of family friendly fun on the street all the way from the Wedge Co-op on 22nd down past Minnehaha Creek to 54th Street.

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    Women & Gender Non-conforming Rider Day

    On May 6, we celebrated Women and Gender Non-conforming riders with a themed day of fun events as part of Minneapolis Bike Month.

    Why is it important to create spaces and events for Women and Gender Non-conforming riders?

    Minneapolis Bike Month is specifically geared toward encouraging new ridership. The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition is committed to creating safer spaces to people of all genders. Based on counts that recognize "men" and "women," we know that out of all of the people who ride their bikes in Minneapolis, about 41% are women. (Even though there is a gender gap between men and women who bike, the national average is only 24% of women!)

    Something about biking is not as accessible to women, and non-binary folks aren't even counted. That said, we really wanted to have a whole day of events focused on women and gender non-conforming folks.

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A big thank you to the sponsors and supporters who help make the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition successful!

Airtex Design Group

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN

The Daniel Brazil Law Offices

Dero Bike Racks

Dorsey and Whitney Foundation

JAMF Software

The McKnight Foundation

Quality Bicycle Products (QBP)

Ride on Realty (Bicycle Realtor)

Town Hall Brewery

For a complete list of Open Streets Minneapolis supporters, visit

For a complete list of Minneapolis Bike Month supporters, visit

To support the Bikeways for Everyone Campaign, visit