Join the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition as we continue our series of bicycle happy hours with a panel discussion!
This month's discussion will center around the theme of engaging new cyclists - specifically cyclists who aren't necessarily represented by traditional bicycle advocacy groups. "Engaging" is an open term, and could mean anything from helping cyclists feel comfortable and competent on a bike, to being engaged in advocacy - including identifying barriers to cycling or highlighting solutions or initiatives.
A discussion between panelists from Cycles for Change, Full Cycle and Grease Rag Ride & Wrench will be facilitated by Janne Flisrand from the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition.
Panel Discussion: Engaging New Cyclists
Tuesday, April 17th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Republic, 221 Cedar Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55455
(Arrive early if you want happy hour pricing, which ends at 6.)
Crystal Brinkman - Full Cycle Shop Manager and Instructor
Laura Kling & Eleonore Wesserle - Grease Rag Ride & Wrench Co-organizer
Jason Tanzman - Cycles for Change Outreach and Development Coordinator
The pictures they shared are so great, that you'll have to scroll past another couple to learn more about the organizations. It's worth it - you'll want to scroll to the end!
About the organizations:
Cycles for Change - Cycles for Change (formerly the Sibley Bike Depot) is an open, accessible space to educate and empower people to use bicycles as transportation, helping to build a sustainable environment and community.
Full Cycle - Full Cycle is a nonprofit bicycle shop in south Minneapolis that employs and trains homeless youth, teaching them bike repair and business skills.
Grease Rag Ride & Wrench - Grease Rag is a group of women/ transgender and femme cyclists whose mission it is to encourage and empower each other in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars.
Please RSVP to our Facebook event.