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It’s finally here!

The West Bank Ride is THIS COMING Saturday, April 27th from 1:00-4:00 PM!

The West Bank Ride is a new non-competitive cycling event inviting participants to explore one of the Twin Cities’ most vibrant and bike-friendly neighborhoods. Take a bike ride through the neighborhood at your own speed and take a breather at designated pitstops to enjoy familiar and lesser-known West Bank landmarks, adult- and family-friendly games, refreshments, prizes, and special entertainment.

Also check out the West Bank Mini-Ride, the family-friendly version of the West Bank Ride, hosted across the street from Currie Park by SPOKES, a bike education and advocacy organization. Enjoy special activities for kids, learn how to stay healthy and safe, and get a certificate of completion!

Oh yeah, by the way, it’s FREE.

West Bank Ride map with pitstops
Ain’t this map a beauty? Artist Kevin Cannon made it just for us. Registered Riders will get an official copy of the map to take home and treasure forever. Click the image to visit the website and see it full-size.

Here’s how it works:

1) Cyclists meet up at Murphy Square Park at Augsburg College to register and receive a printed map outlining routes to designated pitstops, and bike routes between them, throughout the area.

2) Participants can choose from several routes depending on the distance they would like to cover, reaching as far as the University’s East Bank. You will be invited to join a “pod” of other cyclists to accompany you, or go it alone if you prefer!

3) Take a bike ride through the neighborhood at your own speed and take a breather at designated pitstops to enjoy familiar and lesser-known West Bank landmarks, adult- and family-friendly games, refreshments, prizes, and special entertainment.

4) As the ride draws to a close, join fellow riders for special events and food and drink discounts at the many eateries and entertainment venues throughout the West Bank. A full list of discounts and events appear on the After Parties & Attractions page and on the back of the printed map provided to registered riders.
Register for the West Bank Ride here!

If you’re interested in volunteering, please take a look at the opportunities and sign up to volunteer on the West Bank Ride website! 

Volunteers get a free West Bank Ride t-shirt, plus free high fives!


Make a day of it! – After-Parties & Attractions

Before and after an afternoon of cycling and meeting new people on the West Bank, enjoy the West Bank’s numerous offerings for entertainment, food, and shopping.

You can check out the full list of After Parties & Attractions here: http://www.westbankride.org/after-parties-rider-discounts/

Thank you!

A big huge thanks to the awesome volunteers and sponsors that have helped make the West Bank ride possible and free for all of the participating riders!

Can’t wait until Saturday…

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