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-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



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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  • Experiencing Open Streets Franklin

    257311_677308111980_634478_o.jpgI’ve gone to Open Streets Minneapolis events since the beginning - my favorite memory from the first one was watching then Mayor R.T. Rybak ride the Nice Ride ice cream tricycle down Lyndale Avenue, churning ice cream the whole way! The events have evolved a lot since then, and have become more than just celebrations of our streets. Having gone from a role of event attendee to event planner (part of a great team of folks working on Open Streets), I know that behind the scenes we work hard to make sure they’re inclusive events that reflect the neighborhoods they’re held in, and that the local community feels ownership over the event and is supported in making it their own. 

    With family in from out of town and my wife expecting our second child any day now, I decided to take the day off of working the event and enjoy it as an attendee again. For the first time since I started working at pulling together these events I got to bike through with my family and experience a day at Open Streets!

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    Protected Bikeways Are Happening, and Many Are On Board: A Recap of the East Lake Open Streets Event

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    Image_1_OS.pngSunday, July 24th, 2016 was East Lake’s energizing and action-packed Open Streets event. A day filled with fun activities dedicated to the community’s unity without the presence of motorized traffic. Numerous aligned streets are blocked off by barricades for roughly six hours to enjoy the rarity of motorized absence. Naturally, Open Streets also brings up the community’s street safety with the absence of vehicles from the picture. It’s a glimpse into what the streets could look and feel like with more bicyclists on the road and smarter bikeway infrastructure. I gladly signed up to be a volunteer for the host of the event, the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition for their Bikeways for Everyone installation.

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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 Week supporters, visit

To support the Bikeways for Everyone Campaign, visit

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