This upcoming weekend is a big one. Friday night and Saturday, the Active Living Bike Expo will be at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This event is basically free — bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit the MN Emergency Foodshelf Network, or you can join the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota and get in as well by supporting their work on behalf of cyclists.
The event features many displays, vendors, and bicycle education demonstrations. Saturday night also features the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota annual meeting, preceded by an optional dinner. A featured guest at the event will be the League of American Bicyclists’ Bill Nesper, program manager for the Bicycle Friendly America Program.
On Sunday, the Minnesota Ironman and Minnesota Gran Fondo will take place in Lakeville. Registration on-site is possible for the Ironman, while the Gran Fondo is closed to new entries. The Ironcrotch Ride will roll from Houlton, WI.
May and beyond are big months for local bike events. Keep an eye on our Minnesota Bicycle Event Calendar if you need ideas to get out there!