winter bike week 2021

WINTER BIKE WEEK

Winter Bike Week is an annual celebration of biking and outdoor activity.

How can active living in the winter be fun, practical and accessible?

Join us for family-friendly activities to promote well-being and health for everyone in our community.

EVENTS

COVID-19 guidelines will be followed at all Winter Bike Week events. Masks are required & social distancing will be enforced.

Friday, January 29

CONTINENTAL COMMUTER MEET UP

7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Continental Ski & Bike

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COMMUTER EVENT

Whether you’re headed to the office or working from home, take a quick walk, bus, or bike ride to Continental Ski & Bike on Friday morning, January 29.

Continental’s “commuter” station will feature a warming tent, free bike tune ups, and take-home treats. Please wear a mask & maintain social distance so we can safely enjoy each other’s company.

Free All-Sport Kids’ Helmets via Safe Kids NE MN will be fitted & distributed.

Saturday, January 30

FAT TIRE BIKE DEMOS AT THE LAKE SUPERIOR ICE FESTIVAL

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Barker’s Island Festival Park

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FAT TIRE BIKE DEMOS

Celebrate active living in the winter! Check out the Fat Tire Bike Demos at the Lake Superior Ice Festival on Barker’s Island Festival Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., brought to you by the College of St. Scholastica’s Outdoor PURSUIT! program in partnership with Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community. Try out a fat tire bike—perfect for newer cyclists and for riding in the snow! Learn about Outdoor PURSUIT!’s outdoor recreation equipment rental program and Zeitgeist’s annual Winter Bike Week activities which kick off at the Lake Superior Ice Festival and run through Friday, Feb. 5th. Discover more ways to get outside and embrace the beauty of our wintery home with family-friendly activities that promote well-being and health for everyone in our community!

Tuesday, February 2

EMBRACING WINTER: A VIRTUAL DISCUSSION

Noon to 1 p.m.

Virtual

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EMBRACING WINTER

Join local outdoor enthusiasts, including Duluth Parks & Rec, Duluth City Planning, and the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council, for a discussion about available resources and how our community can embrace the outdoors during winter & COVID-19.

Join on your computer or mobile app by clicking here. Or call in (audio only) at +1 218-302-4275. Phone Conference ID: 345 332 838# Find a local number | Reset PIN | Learn More | Meeting options

Wednesday, February 3

KIDS HELMET GIVEAWAY AT BIKE CAVE

1 to 5 p.m.

Bike Cave

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KIDS HELMET GIVEAWAY

Visit Bike Cave on Wednesday to receive a free kids’ all sport helmet! Helmets will be fitted by the knowledgeable Bike Cave team and will include educational and safety materials as well as a Safe Kids winter biking sticker. There are 50 helmets available, so stop by before they run out! 

Guidelines for COVID-19 safety will apply: please wear a mask and follow social distancing and capacity instructions.

Wednesday, February 3

CROSS CITY TRAIL HISTORY & PROGRESS

5 p.m.

Virtual

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CROSS CITY TRAIL

Topic: Cross City Trail History and Progress, 1980 to 2021
Time: Feb 3, 2021 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Wednesday, February 3

WALK & BIKE TO ANYWHERE DAY

Anytime

Anywhere

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Walk to Anywhere Day

Since school looks different for everyone this year, Minnesota Safe Routes to School’s annual Winter Walk to School Day event is adapting for different school formats. Whether it’s walking to school for in-person classes or exploring your neighborhood with family, we hope you will get out and enjoy this wonderful, wintry season!

After all, this is Minnesota, the land of ice fishing, hockey, cross-country skiing, fat biking and sledding –getting outside is especially important during these stress inducing times. Dig out your hats and gloves, organize your volunteers and get stepping for Winter Walk to School Day, Feb. 3, 2021.

The idea is simple: go for a walk for at least 15 minutes, and don’t let the cold scare you off. Celebrations can start small or include the entire school – just do something!

Get registered for Minnesota’s Winter Walk to School Day and we’ll support your efforts with fun ideas and downloadable materials! (Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we are unable to provide event kits this season.)

Thursday, February 4

WINTER SAFETY & ACCESSIBILITY

Noon & 5 p.m.

Virtual

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WINTER SAFETY & ACCESSIBILITY

Walking plays an essential part of the Duluth-Superior region’s transportation. Wherever people are going, and whether or not they’re using wheelchairs, strollers, or other devices, Twin Ports residents want and need safe places to walk.

The DRAFT Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Pedestrian Plan will guide investments to improve places for people walking along and across the Twin Ports. It will help prioritize safe and convenient spaces for people to walk along and across area roadways making walking more desirable and accessible.

Noon meeting: Join on your computer or mobile app by clicking here. Or call in (audio only) at +1 218-302-4275. Phone Conference ID: 576 032 835# Find a local number | Reset PIN | Learn More | Meeting options

5 p.m. meeting: Join on your computer or mobile app by clicking here. Or call in (audio only) at +1 218-302-4275. Phone Conference ID: 391 627 973# Find a local number | Reset PIN | Learn More | Meeting options

Friday, February 5

WINTER BIKING 101

Noon

Virtual

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WINTER BIKING 101

If you’ve always been interested in year-round bike commuting, but weren’t sure about exactly what you might need to safely get started, this class is for you!

Gain practical tips, tricks, and techniques for bike commuting in winter in a workshop that focuses on both knowledge-sharing among participants, and instructor insight.

Topics covered include traffic principals and bike law, basic winter bike maintenance, clothing, gear and equipment needs, logistics of bike commuting, winter-specific safety, and discussion of available resources and fun, encouraging events!

Register at the link below.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

These organizations’ generosity made Winter Bike Week 2021 possible.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

These organizations’ support made Winter Bike Week 2021 possible.

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Masks are required in the Zeitgeist Arts Building, regardless of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required for entry to public events. View all of our COVID-19 policies here.