Pedal Power MN is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering kids through active learning adventures via biking. On a weekly basis, Pillsbury Elementary students engage in various rides and hands-on activities that empower their biking abilities.
Biking NE will bring many of these same opportunities to neighborhood adults throughout the summer of 2019.
Mission and Background
Pedal Power of MN is serving in a partnership with Our Streets Minneapolis to support and encourage biking for people of color, persons that identify as femme, trans, FTWNB, BILPOC and community members who are affected by economic and social disparities that live in NE Minneapolis.
We are committed to providing persons new to biking (as well as persons who already bike) the opportunity to develop and reinforce confidence with exploring and biking to various areas of NE Minneapolis through community bike rides and learn to bike sessions.
Biking Northeast in August
Biking Northeast students have been doing amazing things this month!
Students have been improving on balancing, shifting gears, riding in groups, stopping / braking, maintaining a straight line, riding in the streets and on trails plus CLIMBING HILLS! We are so proud of everyone.
There is still time to join us before the summer ends!
Saturday Nice Ride Bike Rides Dates: August 31st, September 14th, October 5th Time: 11 am to 1 pm Location: Nice Ride Station located at 18th Ave Trail and 2nd St NE (In front of Eastside Neighborhood Services 1700 NE 2nd St ) Bikes, helmets, food and water will be provided
Tuesday & Friday Classes: Adult Learn to Bike Class Dates: June 4th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th, August 27th, August 30th, September 10th, September 13th, & September 17th Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Nice Ride Station located at 18th Ave Trail and 2nd St NE (In front of Eastside Neighborhood Services 1700 NE 2nd St ) Bikes, helmets, healthy snacks and water will be provided
Saturday Northeast Bike Rides Dates: June 8th and 22nd, July 13th, July 27th, August 24th Time: 10 am to 1 pm Location: Will be at different NE Minneapolis Park and Recreation Community Centers. Watch the website for details.
Join Us Sunday at Open Streets Northeast!
We are partnering with Recovery Bike Shop to get you and your bike ready to ride in Northeast!
Demonstrations 11:30 – 12:00 Fix a Flat 12:30 – 1:00 Taking Off & Putting Wheels Back On 1:30 – 2:00 Lube the Chain & Adjustments to Make the Bike Fit (saddle up & down; saddle back & forth; handle bar height) 11:30 – 12:00 Brake Adjustments (centering & tightening) Location: 2504 Central Ave NE – in front of Recovery Bike Shop
Bike Rides to 18th Ave Greenway 1:00 – 1:30 Connect to the River Trail 2:00 – 2:30 Connect to the River Trail
Saturday Fix-a-Flat Clinic and Bike Ride Date: June 22nd, 2019 Time: 10 am to 1 pm Location: Bottineau Recreation Center 2000 NE 2nd St 55418 (corner of NE 2nd St and 19th Ave NE)
Tuesday Class:Fix a Flat / Bike Basics Date: May 21st Time: 6 pm to 7 pm Location: Recovery Bike Shop, 2504 Central Ave NE. NOTE: Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Who We Are
Our Leadership Team
Tammy – Tammy is a local bike advocate. Her passion for biking started 8 years ago based on a diabetes diagnosis and her first American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure ride. Her passion of biking for health and wellness has led to being a passionate advocate who serves in the following capacities- Bicycle Alliance of MN board of directors member, Hennepin County (District 1) Bicycle Advisor Committee representative, Major Taylor Bicycling Club of MN board of director member, Black Girls Do Bike leadership representative (Minneapolis Chapter) and League Cycling Instructor (League of American Bicyclists).
Mark – Mark is the founder of Pedal Power MN and serves as an English Language Learner teacher at Pillsbury Elementary School. He has been teaching for over 28 years. Pedal Power MN is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering kids through active learning adventures via biking. On a weekly basis, Pillsbury Elementary students engage in various rides and hands-on activities that empower their biking abilities. Pedal Power MN has been in existence over 7 years. He also is a League Cycling Instructor (League of American Bicyclists).