June 2-6 is Twin Cities Bike Walk Week! This is the week where people seem to come out of the woodwork to ride their bicycles to work. Sometimes my commute has lonely stretches, if you don't count the birds and butterflies as company, and it is wonderful to see the bike lanes packed full. You are welcome car commuters, for making your route a little less congested!
What is TC Bike Walk Week? It's a week to celebrate commuting by non-car modes. As the Bike Walk website puts it, "Travel a different way." You can participate by walking or biking part or all of your commute. There are lots of fun events and group rides and lots of support if you're planning on trying an alternative commute for the first time.
Sign up and be counted as a traveler that gets there in a different way. I signed up!
There are many fun events on Bike Walk to Work Day (Thursday), as well as a "Women's Wednesday" event. Check out the full event list for the week here.
Information on the Women's Wednesday Ride:
Wednesday June 6th, 5:30-7:30pm
Meet in front of the YWCA, 1130 Nicollet Mall
Join the Bike Walk Ambassadors for a women-only ride! Bring your bike and helmet for the leisurely ride around downtown Minneapolis. We’ll tour off-street trails and on-street bikeways that connect to downtown.
The first fifteen registered participants will receive a related bike tool or accessory. Our goal is to build cycling confidence among women in the Minneapolis area.
We will provide a supportive environment for women to learn about their bikes and gain confidence riding in traffic.
Women of all cycling abilities are welcome, from new riders to experienced commuters.