Who we are


SPOKES Bike Walk Connect is a community biking and walking center in south Minneapolis, with a mission of creating a more informed and diverse biking and walking community. We want to help anyone make use of bicycles and walking for transportation, exercise and recreation. SPOKES does this by working to remove any barriers that make it difficult for people to use bicycles and walk.

We are located near the LRT Bike Trail at 1915 East 22nd Street (1/2 block west of Minnehaha Avenue, 1 block south of Franklin Avenue and the Franklin LRT station). Browse this site and visit our Facebook Page to find out more about us.

SPOKES is a nonprofit and, of course, we would also really appreciate a donation! SPOKES is a program of the Seward Neighborhood Group, Inc.

Sign Up Now for Earn-A-Bike Classes in February and March

Need a bicycle for Spring but low on cash?  Our first two Earn-A-Bike Classes of 2015 are open for registration!  There will be a Tuesday night class in February from 6-9 PM which will begin February 3 and runs for four weeks.  The March class will be Saturday mornings from 9 AM-12 PM and will begin March 7.    Classes are taught by SPOKES pro mechanics with assistance from trained volunteers.  For more information about the Earn-a-Bike Program at SPOKES, go here.  To sign up, please compete the form below or you may call us at 612-787-7433.  Please call or email info@spokesconnect.org with questions.

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Midwinter Bike Tuneup Class–Starts MONDAY

Bike Parts DrawingAttention! Midwinter Bicycle Tuneup Class will be happening on Monday, January 19– 6-8:30pm, at SPOKES!

Learn the basics about your bike, how to clean and adjust your brakes & shifting, and what to do and look for to keep it running well in the wintery months. There is still space in the class, so sign up by emailing info@spokesconnect.org!

Affordable New Year’s Gifts: Several nice kid bikes and a Strider – (20″ and 16 ” wheels)

Strider Sport Balance Bike:

  • High quality design/construction
  • Never used
  • 16 inch wheels
  •  front and rear handbrake
  • this “scooter bike” teaches kids to balance on a bicycle but is push-powered (pedals- but no chain – allows child to coast and rest feet)!
  • $150 ($100 off new)

Trek Jet (red):
• aluminum frame
• 20 inch wheels
• coaster brake and rear hand brake
• $80
Specialized Hot Rock (purple):
• aluminum frame
• 20 inch wheels
• coaster brake and rear hand brake
• $60

All refurbished bikes have been inspected and repaired by mechanics at SPOKES.  These four are in great shape!

More photos here: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/4810071111.html

Razor Pocket Mod Bistro Child’s Electric Scooter – $130

Pocket Mod ScooterWe have a child-sized Razor electric scooter for sale. The scooter is in good working condition with a new battery and can cruise to speeds up to 15 mph. It features a twist throttle and a hand brake, and comes with the charger and owner’s manual. It has a storage area under the seat and a kickstand. It is rated for children 12 years and older, and has a maximum weight limit of 220 lbs.

If you’d like to see the scooter or test ride it, give us a call at 612-787-7433 or email info@SpokesConnect.org  Details or Craig’s List. 

SPOKES will be closed December 19 to January 3

snowman with bikeSPOKES will be closed between Friday, December 19 and January 3. We will re-open for Open Shop on Saturday January 3. No Open Shop, Volunteer Night or Grease Rag for a couple weeks.  For your winter bike and gifts for the bicyclist needs, the Hub store will be open as usual Saturdays 12/20 and 12/27, 10 AM -5 PM.  Come by and pay Joshua a visit.  Enjoy the snow.

THANKS Park Tool !!!!

SPOKES would like to sincerely and loudly say “Thank You” to Minnesota’s own Park Tool for continued support over the last two years and some recent really, really cool hand me downs/donations.  We will put these tools to good use fixing up used bikes, teaching others to do the same and promoting equity, bicycle style.

Y’all are awesome, Park Tool!

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