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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  • Commuter Wear Survey

    bike_parking.pngMy name is Briana Turnbull and I am a female cyclist and a fashion designer. When I started cycling a few years ago I was determined to try not to wear the uninspiring cycling clothes I seemed to see everywhere. For a time I wore street clothes but I always found it difficult to move my body very quickly or efficiently. My street clothes weren’t comfortable for biking and they weren’t durable enough either. After a little while I gave in and now I generally wear a combination of cycling specific clothes and other athletic attire when I commute. I usually bring a set of street clothes to change into that are appropriate for whatever event I commuted to, but this packing and changing routine is a time consuming hassle. It got me thinking about all of the things that I want to see offered in women’s bike clothing, especially commuter wear. Immediately I began to wonder what other women thought.

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    Bikeways Postcard Delivery 2016

    Every December the Coalition spends countless hours to prepare for an epic postcard delivery to City Council Members before the year’s end. The postcard delivery is the culmination of advocacy work done by volunteers and staff throughout the year. The postcards are signed by folks who wish to see more protected bikeways in Minneapolis, and thousands of postcards come in.

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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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