BUS BIKE WALK MONTH

Bus Bike Walk is a month-long series of community events that celebrate, educate, and empower accessible people-powered modes for getting around town, now and into the future.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, April 22nd

EARTH DAY WALK AND PRESENTATION

3:30pm 

Place:
Starts at Zeitgeist: 222 East Superior Street, Duluth

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Earth Day Walk and Presentation

Hosted by Ryan Irke (College of Saint Scholastica) & Jordan van der Hagen (Highway 61 Revisited)

The College of Saint Scholastica hosts Jordan van der Hagen of the Duluth Waterfront Collective for an exploratory walk of the downtown I-35 corridor. Join in the reimagining of this space to create a more livable, equitable, and sustainable Duluth. 

Saturday, April 23rd – Sunday, April 24th

CONTINENTAL BIKE SWAP

10:00am – 5:00pm

Place:
Continental Bikes

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Continental Bike Swap

2022 (15th Annual) BIKE SWAP DETAILS
Bike Drop-Off
Thursday, April 21st 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Friday, April 22nd, 10:00 am -6:00 pm
Saturday, April 23rd, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
All bikes must be in rideable condition!
Seller determines price but volunteers will help if necessary.
If a bike sells, the seller gets 75% (they get a check approximately 2 weeks after the swap). The other 25% gets evenly split between the charities.
Charities are Chester Bowl & Duluth DEVO. Check out their pages for more information.
Customer cannot choose charity. Donations will be split 50/50.
Donated bikes (only) can be dropped off at Continental beginning April 1st.
Bike Swap Sale Open
Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 24th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Important Notes Regarding the Sale
All bike prices reduced 20% on Sunday. If the seller doesn’t want this, then they must pick up their bike by 5 pm on Saturday, April 24th.
Volunteers or staff WILL NOT pull out bikes for them.
Bicycles, tricycles, tandems, and bike trailers (e.g., child trailers, cargo trailers, etc.) are acceptable.
No other clothing, equipment, or parts are allowed in the sale.
No early viewing. First come, first served until gone.
Interested in volunteering?
Email Continental: info@continentalski.com
Interested in tabling as a vendor?
Email Mark: mark@continentalski.com
Additional Information/More questions?

Sunday, May 1st

WILDER BUFFALO RIDE

5:30-7:00pm

Place:
Location disclosed via registration

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Wilder Buffalo Ride

Wilder Buffalo, is a concert / conversation which takes place on the land. A collaboration between Strong Buffalo and Ben Weaver, Wilder Buffalo invites us to connect with each other outside. To witness, share, and build trust. To support imaginative ways to heal and build anti-racist, anti-extractive culture. Once community members register via the Eventbrite event page, they are emailed a pin location for the event. Audience members are then invited to join a group bicycle ride, or find their own way to the event location.

EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION LINK

Tuesday, May 3rd

MIND-BODY PRACTICES ON BUS, BIKE, OR FOOT

12:00pm

Place:
UMD Campus, Cina Hall 102, or Zoom

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Mind-Body Practices on Bus, Bike,or Foot

Hosted by Viann Nguyen-Feng and Mariah Ravet with the Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab. Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab will guide a mind-body practice focused on mindful movement and embodied experiencing that can be translated to how we move about town. Props available. Drop-in any time. Held in person and online. 50 Wellbeing Points.

Wednesday, May 4th

PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE

7:00pm 

Place:
Zeitgeist Zinema: 222 East Superior Street, Duluth

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PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE

When eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Thursday, May 5th

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WALK

6:00pm

Place:

Leif Erikson Park to Canal Park on the Lakewalk

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Mental Health Awareness Walk

Hosted by Anna Clough and Amy Brownell with St. Louis County Public Health 

Join SLC for a mental health awareness walk from Leif Erikson Park to Canal Park on May 5th at 6pm! Throughout the walk, participants will be provided chalk to write positive messages along the lakewalk.  Snacks will be provided along with discussion about nutrition/exercise and their relationship to overall wellness. Resources and gift bags distributed at the end of the event! Join the walk from afar using the hashtag #mentalhealthawarenessSLC to participate virtually! 

Location: Leif Erikson Park to Canal Park on the Lakewalk

Saturday, May 7th

CLEAN YER CREEK

9:30-4:00pm

Place:
Keene, Chester, & Miller Creeks

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CLEAN YER CREEK

Join us in the 14th annual FREE volunteer creek clean-up! We’ll be eliminating thousands of pounds of garbage, illegal dumping, and debris from Keene, Miller, and Chester Creeks to prevent it from flowing through the Duluth City watersheds and into Lake Superior.

The kickoff will be that morning at Loll Designs (Keene Creek), Lincoln Park Pavilion (Miller Creek), and Chester Park (Chester Creek).

Don’t miss the after-party at Bent Paddle Brewing Taproom!

Register at the link below and at the event, you will receive our 14th Annual CYC custom-designed T-shirt and a Penny Pint Card from Bent Paddle for a FREE beer! (Note: April 12th is the deadline to register on Eventbrite to ensure a FREE shirt).

https://www.facebook.com/CleanYerCreek

Saturday, May 7th

DULUTH ARTS AND HISTORY WALKING TOUR

1:00-2:00pm

Place:
Tour will meet at Zeitgeist and walk from there.

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DULUTH ARTS AND HISTORY WALKING TOUR

1:00-2:00 pm: Walking Tours of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial led by Heidi Bakk-Hansen and the Chief Buffalo Mural at Gichi-Ode’ Akiing Park led by Moira Villiard.

Local historian Heidi Bakk-Hanson will discuss the history of the Duluth lynchings which claimed the lives of 3 black men, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Issac McGhie. Learn about the history of this tragic and grim event and the creation of the first ever memorial to victims of lynching. Participants will then join mural artist Moira Villiard to walk through the new Chief Buffalo murals painted by Indigenous artists and community members this summer in Gichi-Ode’ Akiing Park.  Learn about the significance of Chief Buffalo, the historical and contemporary life of the Anishinabe people, and the stories and artistic process behind the murals. Tour will meet at Zeitgeist and walk from there.

Sunday, May 8th

BIKE MAINTENANCE CLASS – WOMEN

5:30-7:00pm

Place:
Ursa Minor Brewing

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BIKE MAINTENANCE CLASS - WOMEN

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) and learn about the basics of bike maintenance and repair. Bike mechanics from Ski Hut will guide participants in the basics of bike tune-up and maintenance. Major repairs or rebuilds will not be possbile in this class. All tools and equipment will be provided and instructors can accommodate any experience level.

Monday, May 9th

ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION

11:00am

Place:
Virtual

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ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION

Hosted by Jessie Marquardt of Lighthouse

Presentation on transportation and accessibility for busing, biking and walking in the Twin Ports.  Will discuss transportation resources for community members living with a disability.

Thursday, May 12

BIKE MAINTENANCE CLASS – GENERAL

12:00-2:00pm

Place:
Damiano Center

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BIKE MAINTENANCE CLASS

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) and learn about the basics of bike maintenance and repair. Bike mechanics from Ski Hut will guide participants in the basics of bike tune-up and maintenance. All tools and equipment will be provided and instructors can accommodate any experience level. Major repairs or rebuilds will not be possbile in this class.

Thursday, May 12th

REIMAGINING ELDER COMMUNITY ACCESSIBILITY

1:00-2:00pm

Place:
Virtual

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REIMAGINING ELDER COMMUNITY MOBILITY

Hosted by the Dementia Friendly Duluth Transportation Committee and the DTA 

Explore the unique transportation needs of elders with Dementia Friendly Duluth. Learn about creative solutions at work around the world and about the changes coming in our own city. We will also have an update from the DTA’s Better Bus Blueprint. 

Friday, May 13th

BUS BIKE WALK IMPROV

10:30pm

Place:
Zeitgeist Teatro Performing Arts Theater

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BUS BIKE WALK THEMED IMPROV

Hosted by Renegade Improv – join us for a night of on the fly Bus Bike Walk themed comedy!

Saturday, May 14th

OUT AND ABOUT MAY EDITION

11:00am-1:00pm

Place:
To be disclosed upon registration.

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OUT AND ABOUT MAY EDITION

Supporting & celebrating diversity in nature with a casual in and out trail walk along the bays of the Saint Louis river.

Location to be disclosed upon registration.

Sunday, May 15th

BRIDGING THE DIVIDE

2:00-6:00pm

Place:
Earth Rider Brewery 1617 N 3rd St | Superior, WI

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BRIDGING THE DIVIDE

BRIDGING THE DIVIDE FUNDRAISER:
Join us as we work to make the Duluth/Superior area more accessible to cyclists by Bridging the Divide! Bridging the Divide is an event in conjunction with Bike Bus Walk month, and is focused on not only exemplifying the challenges faced by those who commute by bike, but also to raise funds for bike locks for kids in the Duluth/Superior area! The afternoon will consist of a social ride from Duluth’s craft district to EarthRider Brewery in Superior for happy hour, Rambler food truck, live music, pop-up bike park course, kids activities and much more!
EVENT LOCATION: Earth Rider Brewery
1617 N 3rd St | Superior, WI
EVENT TIME: 3pm – 6pm
RIDE TIME: 2pm – 6pm
EVENT SCHEDULE:
• 2pm – Social Ride (from Duluth to Earth
Rider Brewery – Sign-up at Skihut.com)
• 3-6pm – Bike Park Course
• 4pm – Kids Bike Activities
• Clunker Toss Contest
• Live Music – Aurora Baer
• Rambler Food Truck
• $1 per beer goes to Bike Locks
• Raffle Prizes $2
RAFFLE PRIZES:
• Kids 20” Specialized Jett Bike
• Brewery Tour for up to 10 Guest
• Stay @ Gooseberry Trail Suites
• 32oz SkiHut Hydroflask
• Hats, T-shirts and More!
COST:
• Free Admission
• Sponsor a Kids Bike Lock (Optional)
• Bring or Donate a Bike Lock (Optional)
DONATIONS GO TO:
• Bike Cave
• Myers Wilkins School
• Congdon School PTA
• Boys and Girls Club of Superior
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS:
• Earth Rider Brewery
• Zeitgeist Community
• Rambler
• Duluth Devo
• COGGS
• Thrivent Insurance
• E-Bike Duluth
Visit Skihut.com for more info and to register for the social ride.

Monday, May 16th

SLOWLY BUT SURELY: ST. LOUIS COUNTY IMPROVEMENTS TO BIKE AND PED INFRASTRUCTURE

5:30-6:30pm

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SLOWLY BUT SURELY

 Hosted by St. Louis County Public Works.

County Bike/Ped Liaison will use a power point presentation to share information on recent county road projects and those in the planning stages that involve bike and pedestrian improvements followed by plenty of time for Q&A. Other Duluth-Superior area road authorities will be invited to participate as well. 

Tuesday, May 17th

TRANSPORTATION FOR ALL AGES: TAKING STEPS TOWARDS BECOMING AND AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

9:00-10:00am

Place:
Virtual (link below)

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TRANSPORTATION FOR ALL AGES

Hosted by  Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging.

Participants will:  

  • Understand the unprecedented shift in age demographics, and why transportation modalities–including walkability and bikeability-  are key components to successful aging in the community. 
  • Learn about global and national movements underway  for communities to become designated as Age Friendly..  
  • Familiarize yourself with AARPs Walk Audit Toolkit: A guide to assess walkability.

Tuesday, May 17th

CONGDON PARK BIKE RODEO

5:00-7:00pm

Place:
Congdon Park Elementary

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CONGDON PARK BIKE RODEO

Bike Rodeo is Back! Bring your bikes, scooters and helmets and join us Tuesday, May 17, from 5-7 P.M. at Congdon Park Elementary. Kids and their parents are invited to this free event – come get your bikes tuned-up, ABC quick check for fitted helmets, rider safety information, demonstrations, bike maintenance training for kids, prizes and a fun course for kids to bike through!  Safety tips along with fire trucks and bike obstacle/agility course. Raffle for free bikes. Free helmets donated by Safe Kids/Essentia Health. Bring a food donation and receive an extra ticket for the bike drawing. Visit the Congdon Park Elementary Book Fair as well. Great community building and fun for the whole family. If you have any questions about the bike rodeo, please visit [FACEBOOK page] or contact Katie Benziger at katiebenziger@gmail.com.

Featuring:

Bike Maintenance Class – Kids – May 17th at the Congdon Park Bike Rodeo with SkiHut 

Thursday, May 19th

BECOMING A PEOPLE FRIENDLY DRIVER

5:30-6:30pm

Place:
Virtual (link below)

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BECOMING A PEOPLE FRIENDLY DRIVER

Hosted by Zeitgeist, BikeMN, Get Fit Itasca; @getfititasca

Description: People Friendly Driver is a program and curriculum for educating all motorists on safe driving behaviors around people who are walking or biking. The goals are to increase understanding, improve motorist skills, and improve road safety for all users.

Friday, May 20th

NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY

All day

Place:
Wherever you are!

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NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY

Saturday, May 21st

KIDS TO PARKS DAY

All day

Place:

Riverside Park, 55 Cato St.

Lester Park, 61st Ave. E. & Superior St.

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KIDS TO PARKS DAY

Hosted by Parks and Rec.

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day and Bus, Bike, Walk month by coming out to two of our park spaces, easily accessed by bus, on a bike, or walking. Each location will have an Agents of Discovery mission set up to try on your own, or visit our social media page leading up to this weekend for scavenger hunt ideas and other park games you can play while in any of our park spaces.

duluthmn.gov/parks

Saturday, May 21st

THE RESCUE OF OUR LAKEWALK

1:00-3:00pm

Place:

Start at pebble beach area of the Lakewalk across from Endion Station.

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THE RESCUE OF OUR LAKEWALK

Hosted by Linda and Norm Herron of Sierra Club North Star Chapter City of Duluth.

A guided walk along the Lakewalk with commentary by the City of Duluth’s Construction Project Supervisor, Mike LeBeau, whose team has reconstructed most of the walkway with strength, beauty and resilience.

Start at pebble beach area of the Lakewalk across from Endion Station.

Sunday, May 22nd

LAKEWALK AND BEYOND BIKE RIDE

3:00pm

Place:
E-Bike Duluth, 4407 E Superior St

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LAKEWALK AND BEYOND BIKE RIDE

Hosted by Rachael Sand of e-Bike Duluth. A family friendly guided bike ride led by e-Bike Duluth staff/friends/family. We’ll meet in Lakeside and ride to Lester Park. After a break, riders who are interested will continue on a route up Seven Bridges Road to an overlook on Skyline Parkway near Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.

Wednesday, May 25th

BICYCLE THIEVES

7:00pm 

Place:
Zeitgeist Zinema: 222 East Superior Street, Duluth

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BICYCLE THIEVES

‘BICYCLE THIEVES’ 1948

DIRECTED BY

Vittorio De Sica

SYNOPSIS

In post-war Italy, a working-class man’s bicycle is stolen, endangering his efforts to find work. He and his son set out to find it.

Friday, May 27th

MAYORS’ BIKE RIDE AND WALK

12:00-2:00pm

Place:
Start at City Hall in Duluth

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MAYORS' BIKE RIDE AND WALK

Meet us at City Hall before we bike to the site of One Roof Brewery Creek Apartment Complex site on 6th Ave E. and 4th St. for a ticketed boxed lunch (optional) and free refreshments and comments from Mayors Paine and Larson.  Then listen to keynote speaker Peter Wagenius (Sierra Club Legislative and Policy Director) before participating in a guided walk exploring the area to learn about issues and opportunities for the redevelopment of 6th Ave E and an opportunity to share your visions and concerns.

Boxed Lunch optional ticket – $14, comes with chips, cookie and fresh fruit! Choose to sponsor a fellow participant for an additional $14! If interested, please contact americorps@zeitgeistarts.com to request a sponsored lunch. Box lunch provided by Whole Foods Coop.

Options:

No lunch – free
Ham and Swiss on Rye 

Pastrami and Provolone on Rye

Smoked Turkey and Cheddar on Sourdough

Sunbutter and Jelly on Wheat (Vegan)

Sponsor a lunch

Tuesday, May 31st

MYERS-WILKINS BIKE RODEO

9:00am-12:00pm

Place:
Myers-Wilkins Elementary

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MYERS-WILKINS BIKE RODEO

A Bike Rodeo for Myers-Wilkins 4th grade class is being thrown May 31st! This will include free bike helmet giveaways from SafeKids Northeast Minnesota, a bike obstacle course, basic helmet safety lessons and the ABCs, and teaching kids the basics of how to ride safely.

ALL MONTH LONG

BIKE LOCK FUNDRAISING

Place:
GiveMN Website

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BIKE LOCK FUNDRAISER

Active transportation and living are key parts of the health and sustainability of communities! In order to support this initiative, it is crucial to increase the accessibility of all to be able to use multi-modal methods of transportation. For the month of May as part of our Bus Bike Walk month, our goal is to raise funds for at least 100 u-locks for bikes to be donated to kids across the Twin Ports. Check out the link to donate to the cause.

Bike Lock Fundraiser for Kids in the Twin Ports | GiveMN

ALL MONTH LONG

DULUTH PARKS SCAVENGER HUNT

Place:
Wherever you are!

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DULUTH PARKS SCAVENGER HUNT

Get to know Duluth Parks throughout the month of May by participating in the Duluth Parks Scavenger Hunt! Each week go to a different park and post a photo using the hashtag #BBWScavengerHunt to be entered in a raffle for a prize! Each park you post a photo at will be 1 entry, with a bonus 5 entries if you hit all 4 parks! 

Week 1) EAST: Lester Park

Week 2) CENTRAL: Leif Erikson Park

Week 3) LINCOLN PARK: Harrison Park

Week 4) WEST: Riverside Park

ALL MONTH LONG

BIKE CAVE

Place:
1712 Jefferson Street Duluth

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BIKE CAVE

Check out the Bike Cave throughout the month of May! Summer hours begin April 24th and are Wednesday from 1-5 and Sunday from 1-5!

“The Bike Cave is a project of the Loaves and Fishes Community. We are located in the basement of Dorothy Day House, a space that has offered refuge to homeless and migrant men since 1989.

The Bike Cave is not charity. We are regular people helping regular people. We don’t hand out free bikes. What we do is teach you skills to build and maintain your own bike, and then you pay it forward by helping the next person. The Bike Cave believes that our community is stronger when we actively participate in meaningful labor for ourselves and for each other.

www.loavesandfishesduluth.com/bike-cave

RESOURCES

A list of educational resources around active transportation, with a focus on safety, equity, and accessibility.

Each week of the month we will focus on a new educational inititave.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

These organizations’ generosity made Bus Bike Walk 2022 possible.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

These organizations’ support made Bus Bike Walk 2022 possible.

ARDC, Arrowhead Agency on Aging, Arrowhead RTCC, Bike Cave, BikeMN, Chief Buffalo Mural, City of Duluth, City of Superior, Clayton-Jackson McGhie Memorial, College of St. Scholastica-Sustainability, Congdon Park Elementary School, Continental Ski & Bike, Damiano Center, Dementia Friendly Duluth, Duluth Aging Support, Duluth Parks and Rec, e-Bike Duluth, Earth Rider, Get Fit Itasca, Hwy 61 Revisited, Lighthouse Center for Vital Living, MIC-BPAC,  Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab at UMD, Myers-Wilkins Elementary School, Renegade Improv, SafeKids Northeast Minnesota, Sierra Club North Star Chapter, SkiHut, Ursa Minor, Wilder Buffalo, YMCA

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