The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition advocates for

a city where bicycling is encouraged and

everyone feels comfortable riding.


Enjoy, Engage, Empower



Our goal is to make Minneapolis a better place for bicycling in all corners of the city. 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-marking 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



6edbf20693bd90711eff52736275df7c.jpgFor Minneapolis to become a world-class bicycle city, a network of protected bikeways is essential. The draft protected bikeway plan can get us there! 

A network of protected bikeways--where people biking are separated from cars (and sidewalks) by some sort of physical barrier--will connect our world-class trail network with key destinations. It will allow everyone from 8-year old kids going to school to grandparents going to the park to feel more comfortable biking. The protected bikeway network will improve safety, saving lives and reducing traffic injuries. It will improve the health of thousands of Minneapolitans by making active transportation easier and by reducing air pollution. It will expand affordable transportation options, saving families thousands of dollars, providing easier access for people reaching jobs, and keeping more money in our local economy. It will attract people and businesses to our city. And more.

  • Finding the best north-south protected bikeway in heart of downtown

    Nicollet_Mall_with_buses.jpgA north-south protected bikeway through the heart of downtown is a critical need for Minneapolis. Getting this right would open the door for many new people biking downtown while also further growing downtown as a destination for people to live and work and businesses to locate. 

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    Our Voices Have Influence - Oak St SE Protected Bikeway Report

    OakStSEOpenHouse_BrigidMcBride_(2).JPGYou certainly forget how many people bike when you’re the sole cyclist on the road and the lanes and bike racks are empty during the quiet and long winter months. However, in light of the beautiful warm weather, student bikers have been flocking to the streets in the thousands, clogging the bike lanes, filling up the bike racks, and mixing with car and pedestrian traffic.

    Despite this amazing and crowded student return to spring biking, the April 13 Oak St SE Protected Bikeway Open House at Argyle House lacked that student presence, reduced to just four University of Minnesota students to decide the fate of bikeways on our campus. 

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

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN

Cash Advance Minneapolis

Jennifer Simonson Photography

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 Week supporters, visit

To support the Bikeways for Everyone Campaign, visit