Category: Events

Here’s a press release we got the other day — it may be of interest to Minnesota residents and others who are looking for ways to celebrate National Bike Month:

‘Bike Mom’ Project to Encourage Women, Kids to get on Bikes in Minnesota
Eight-week initiative includes a content series, events, and a major bike gear giveaway

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 13, 2014) – Pedal Minnesota, in partnership with Minneapolis-based Monopoint Media, have launched a project to encourage women, moms, and kids to ride bikes. It launched on Mother’s Day, May 11. Focused on a Minnesota audience, the “Bike Mom” project runs for eight weeks. It includes a series of articles published on PedalMN.com, social media contests, event appearances, and a major grand prize gear giveaway. The project has a goal to inform and motivate women and moms to bike in Minnesota. In addition to serving as an information resource, the project will feature 5 to 7 “ambassadors.” The ambassador moms will document their experience biking with kids on social media and on the PedalMN blog. A major component of the project is a promotion called “The Mother Of All Bike Gear Giveaways.” More than 10 companies have donated gear, including bike seats, kid trailers, scoot bikes, apparel, helmets, and a mom-oriented bike model for the winners.

Minnesota is widely recognized as a top place to ride a bike. Bike trails, on-road bike lanes, and other infrastructure abounds in the Twin Cities as well as out-state.

All “Bike Mom” content and the giveaway contests will be hosted on the Pedal Minnesota site. Go to www.pedalmn.com for more information on the initiative.

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ABOUT PEDAL MINNESOTA
Pedal Minnesota is an unprecedented collaboration of state agencies and private organizations to encourage more people to get on bikes more often, in Minnesota. The partnership includes Explore Minnesota, the Minnesota departments of Health, Transportation and Natural Resources, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota, and the National Park Service. Pedal Minnesota encourages all types of biking, from leisure to commuting. PedalMN.com serves as a go-to resource for information on bicycling, including mapping tools, lists of biking events, personal tips and trip ideas from bicyclists across the state.

ABOUT MONOPOINT MEDIA
Monopoint Media LLC, founded in 2006, is a creative agency focused on outdoor, sports, and active lifestyle brands. The company (MonopointMedia.com) is based in Minneapolis and works with brands to build video, stories, micro-sites, social-media projects, and custom events. Monopoint Media owns and operates GearJunkie.com, a widely-read blog covering gear, the outdoors, and active lifestyle topics.

Oh, man, I’m gonna catch heat for this…seein’ as how Mir’s birthday was YESTERDAY.

In any case, please wish staff writer and Bikecommuters.com’s go-to humorist a very happy (and belated) birthday!

Here’s Mir jumping over a hotdog:

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Yep, she’s THAT rad.

Please join us for a slice of virtual birthday cake, and raise a glass to Mir.

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Aloha Honolulu bike commuters – a last minute post to let you know about three exciting events tomorrow through HBL. Get your bike on!

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Three+ Bike-Related Events Tomorrow – Saturday – Oahu Cycling News – November 15, 2013

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Provide Input as a Cyclist tomorrow at Transit Oriented Development Symposium

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->_Cyclists please attend the City’s workshop tomorrow on TOD – Transit Oriented DevelopmentBe prepared to listen to some great speakers who have made TOD happen elsewhere and participate.
Hawaii Bicycling League has asked the City to:
Implement the Oahu Bike Plan during the Mayor’s aggressive repaving schedule (City will make future designs match the Oahu Bike Plan.)
Make streets leading to rail stations bike and pedestrian friendly
Install secure, protected bike parking inside the rail stations, sufficient to handle future demand (Draft plans call for only 20 bike parking spaces outside each station.)
Install bike stairs/channels for stairways, in addition to allowing use of elevators (Not in draft plans at this time.)
Allow bikes on trains during all hours (Mahalo! City has agreed to do this from day 1.)

Just show up and register at the Walk In table.

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Cultivating Community TEDx Honolulu Sat 10a-530p Hawaii Theater (fee)

Celebrate “Cultivating Community”,” with a diverse group of people and 13 speakers & performers representing various fields, such as technology, entertainment, art, science, and education. Respected thought leaders and community organizations of Hawai‘i, like Ian Kitajima of Oceanit, Pacific Tongues, Henry Kapono and many more will share their personal and professional insights on how we can cultivate community and drive social change.

Tickets at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office, online at or by phone at (808) 528-0506.

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Bike-In Theater Sat 4-8pm Old Stadium Park

Bike-In Theater 4 November 16, 2013

For more information see http://R3Image.org

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Other Events

HBL Workshops – register at hbl.org/workshops for regular adult workshops or athbl.org/seniors for Senior Cycling rides

  • Saturday, November 16th, 9-11am: Cycling Skills 101 (formerly Commuter Cycling 101) – Neal S. Blaisdell Park
  • Saturday, November 16th, 9-11am: Senior Intermediate Ride, – Neal S. Blaisdell Park
  • Saturday, November 16th, 2-4:30pm: Cycling Skills 201 – Manoa Public Library
  • Monday, November 18th, 9-11am: Senior Beginner Ride – Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Wednesday, November 20th, 10-10:30am: Staying Mentally Active Through Cycling – HBL Office
  • Saturday, November 23rd, 9-11am: Cycling Skills 101 (formerly Commuter Cycling 101) – Ewa Mahiko District Park
  • Sunday, November 24th- Maui Century Ride (register here)
  • Monday, December 9th, 9-11am: Senior Beginner Ride – Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Saturday, December 7th, 9-11am: Senior Intermediate Ride – Neal S. Blaisdell Park

Always check Free group rides 6 days a week at http://www.hbl.org/rides-calendar

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Join the Hawaii Bicycling League and make Oahu more bike-friendly

Become a member and join a growing group of 1,219 who are committed to making Hawaii a better and safer place to ride a bicycle. Join or donate to help us continue pushing forward bicycling progress for Hawaii!