Organization: Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition
Type: Ciclovia/Car-Free Streets
The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition used their $5,000 grant to encourage bicycling, educate city leaders on local cycling needs, demonstrate the benefits of better on-street bicycle infrastructure – and have a whole lot of fun – during this June 2011 event. The route runs 20 city blocks, and efforts are already underway to engage local businesses in the planning process and reach out to the culturally diverse neighborhoods along its course. Organizers hoped the ciclovía will attract 10,000 participants and become a Minneapolis tradition.