I've loved to ride my bike ever since I was a little girl. We lived in a culdesac, and I used to spend hours bicycling in a circle around our court. Even after I broke my arm (by falling off my bike, no less) I was still out there, circling and circling for hours on end. Bicycling has remained a big part of my life in the years since. I participate in the MS 150 every year, biking 150 miles from Duluth to Minneapolis, and I am continually trying to bike more and car less during summer.
Recently, I've become involved with the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, a local bicycling advocacy group. In addition to running the St. Paul Bike Classic, a fantastic ride held every September in St. Paul, Bike MN works to make bicycling easier and safer throughout the state, whether it be through education, lobbying, or simply making bicycling more accessible to Minnesotans.
The Bike MN Mission:
Based on a foundation of collaboration, our mission is to provide leadership and a unified voice for bicycle education, advocacy and efforts to make Minnesota more bicycle friendly so that more people will ride bicycles more often.
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If you live in Minneapolis/St. Paul, you've probably seen Adam Turman's work. He's a fantastic local artist, and Bike MN snagged him to create the St. Paul Bike Classic poster and t-shirt design this year. I was able to get my hands on a spare poster, and now I'd love to give it away to one of you!
If you want one of these snazzy posters (with a few extra goodies thrown in), here's how to enter:
1. like Bike MN on Facebook
2. follow Bike MN on Twitter
3. become a Bike MN member, or
You can enter as many times as you want, but please leave a comment detailing each entry. You don't have to be a Minnesotan to win!
This giveaway will run until Wednesday, January 26 at 5pm CST.