4/17/2017

Open Streets MPLS Returns with Seven Events for 2017


Open Streets MPLS returns for its seventh year with seven events that cover all quadrants of the city including downtown.  What started as one event in 2011 has grown into something big that gives cyclists, pedestrians, skaters and skateboarders a new way to see the city without automobile traffic.  These events are a great way to explore these neighborhoods, their local businesses and meet new people in a fun, family-friendly way.  And best of all, they are all free.  So grab your bike, walking shoes, skateboard or skates and enjoy these neighborhood streets that are free from traffic for one day.


Thanks to the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) and the City of Minneapolis for making these events possible.  These events have brought out thousands of people to see these neighborhoods in a way that is not possible during the rest of the year.


Local community members plan out these events and around 100 volunteers are needed for each one.  If you would like to volunteer for any of the Open Streets MPLS events, visit the Open Streets Volunteer page and fill out the sign up form.

 Open Streets MPLS Dates

Sunday, June 4th
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
22nd St. W. to 42nd St. W. 

Sunday, June 11th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Washington Ave. N. from 8th Ave. N to 1st Ave. N.
& 1st Ave. N. from Washington Ave. to 8th Ave. N.

Sunday, July 23rd
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
From Elliot Avenue to Minnehaha Ave.; 
along Minnehaha Ave until 46th St.

Sunday, August 6th
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
13th from 2nd to 5th/5th from Hennepin to 22nd/
22nd from 5th to Central/Central from 26th Ave. NE to 18 1/2th Ave. NE
Facebook Event Page
Sunday, August 27th
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Portland Ave. to 28th Ave. S. 

Saturday, September 9th
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lyndayle to Penn Ave. N.
Sunday, September 24th
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lake St. W. to 46th St. W. 

Penn Cycle & Fitness
http://penncycle.com/about/jens-voight-meet-greet-pg1868.htm
Meet cycling legend Jens Voigt in person
 at Penn Cycle Minnetonka on 
Thursday, May 4th at 7pm.

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