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SPOKES is a new community biking and walking center in Minneapolis. Our goal is to get more people to bike and walk for transit, recreation and exercise.  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  Seward Neighborhood Group, Inc. program.

Fundraising Dinner for SPOKES–at VERDANT TEA!

IMG_0179The Eat for Equity event on Saturday, April 26 will benefit SPOKES Bike Walk Connect! As an extra–all are invited to attend an open house at SPOKES before dinner! Between 6 and 7PM, stop by SPOKES (1915 East 22nd Street, Minneapolis, 55404) to see their shop space. (three blocks from Verdant Tea)

Then, from 7-10 PM, join us for an African feast, homebrew, music, and a poetry reading at:

Verdant Tea
2111 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Suggested donation: $15-30
Donate online when you RSVP, or pay at the door.
All are welcome, but please RSVP!
RSVP Here.
Would you like to volunteer? Sign up here.Community Ride To Lyndale Open Streets

Help teach adult learn-to-ride

Got a friend who doesn’t know how to ride a bike, and don’t know where to start? Want to get more involved with SPOKES and the local community this summer?
SPOKES will be holding an instructor training for teaching people to learn to ride bikes TUESDAY (TOMORROW) from 6-7:30pm. RSVPs appreciated, email info@spokesconnect.org if you’re interested! [Note time correction]

SPOKES offers Learn to Ride classes for adults all summer long– last year we had 46 graduates from this program! Our 2014 classes start in a few weeks, and we can’t wait! Hop on board to make this year even better than the last! See a video of the class here.
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Used Bike Drive at REI Bloomington Saturday, April 19; Faith Mennonite Church April 26

Used Bike Drives happening soon.

Saturday, April 19, 9 AM to 5 PM:
REI Boomington Store, 750 West American Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55420

Saturday, April 26, Noon to 4:30 PM:
Faith Mennonite Church, Neighborhood Sustainability Fair, 2720 East 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Why do we need your used bike

Bikes with bad frames or that are beyond repair we remove the usable parts from and recycle the rubber (through the generosity of Quality Bike Products) and the metal.

We will take any bicycle or collection of bike parts you no longer need. Bikes with bad frames or in really bad shape are stripped for useable parts and the metal is recycled

Seward Swap April 19

The Seward Bike swap and sale is on the 19th of April from 11:30-2:30. Its being put on by 5th-8th graders from Seward Montessori, in order to benefit the Seward bike club known as the bike sharks. At this event you may bring your bike to get tuned up by volunteer mechanics, or you can purchase a new used bike, you may also purchase bike accessories. Details here.

Volunteer at SPOKES

As a small nonprofit, volunteers are essential to our work.  We rely heavily on volunteers in order to make progress towards our mission of growing a more diverse and informed population of bicyclists and pedestrians.  Volunteers are needed to help with many different aspects of our work and receive many benefits.  Volunteers help with bicycle repair, assist with Learn-to- Ride, traffic safety, Earn-a-Bike and repair classes as well as helping us to keep the shop organized and looking good.

Benefits include increased skills, shop credit towards used parts, meeting your neighbors or making new friends, and sharing your skills and passion for bicycling and walking with others.  Click here for volunteer job descriptions and current opportunities.

MLK Day volunteers at SPOKES

COMMITMENT: Volunteer Night is on Thursday from 5-9pm. Volunteer for as long and as frequently (i.e. weekly, monthly or irregularly) as you’d like!

Volunteer mechanics could also team with SPOKES staff during classes such as Earn-a-Bike, Basic Maintenance or Bike Overhaul. Contact us about these opportunities.

Tuesday Tune-up Class

Spring bike rideWhy: It’s spring! Is your bike a little squeaky on its maiden voyage around the block? We’ll be learning how to tune it up and what to look for to get it in prime rolling shape for summer.
Who: Anyone can participate in this class.  Bring your bike!
When: Two classes will cover the same subject–just pick the one that works the best for you.

  • Tuesday, April 8, 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 29, 6 to 8:30 pm

To Register: email info@spokesconnect.org or call 612-787-7433