winter bike week 2022

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.

Wednesday, February 2

WINTER WALK-BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY

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WINTER WALK-BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY

Minnesota Safe Routes to School

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! Click below to register and receive fun ideas and downloadable materials to enjoy!

Winter Walk Bike to School Day | Minnesota Safe Routes to School (state.mn.us)

 

 

Friday, February 4

TRANSIT EQUITY DAY

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Transit Equity Day

A national day of action to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks, and to advocate for accessible, reliable, and affordable transit powered by renewable energy and to declare transit equity as a civil right.

Friday, February 4

BREAKING TRAIL  SCREENING AND INTERVIEW WITH EMILY FORD

7:30 p.m.

Zinema – Screen 1

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BREAKING TRAIL DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Emily Ford sets out with a borrowed sled dog to become the first woman and person of color to thru-hike the 1200 mile Ice Age Trail in winter. As the journey tests their endurance, the duo embraces the unexpected kindness of a stranger. The screening will include a bonus interview with Emily Ford.

$10

 

Saturday, February 5

OUT AND ABOUT

11 a.m.

Hike will be held in Superior, WI.

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OUT AND ABOUT

A welcoming and accessible winter hike geared towards the LGBTQia+ community. 

Hosted by Janelle Sickels  – St. Luke’s LGBTQ+ Workgroup.

 

Saturday, February 5

COLD FRONT

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bayfront

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COLD FRONT

Duluth’s Cold Front Event. Celebrate the best of winter fun! 

Hosted by Duluth Parks & Recreation at Bayfront. See https://coldfrontduluth.com for details.

 

Saturday, February 5

BIKES AND BITES TOUR

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Zeitgeist Restaurant, Bent Paddle, Bayfront

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BIKES & BITES TOUR

February 5th 1-4pm: The Bites & Bikes Tour will bring riders on Duluth’s bikeways to three stops on a family-friendly ride through the heart of Duluth! Gather at Zeitgeist for registration, bike mechanic on site for quick tune-ups, snacks/hot drinks from the recently re-opened Zeitgeist Restaurant and some winter biking 101.  We then bike to Bent Paddle for snacks and games, and end at Bayfront to enjoy the winter fun activities at Cold Front.  Bike decoration and festive lights encouraged! 

Registration Required

This bike ride is led by Shawna Mullen and James Gittemeier in partnership with Zeitgeist, Bent Paddle and Duluth  Park and Recreation’s Cold Front.

Ticket Price $6.

Please contact Andrea at Andrea@Zeitgeistarts.com with the number of youth joining you. YOUTH ARE FREE, however, advance notice is required to guarantee enough food and beverage for all.

Sunday, February 6

WINTER BLISS: DRESSING FOR SAFETY AND COMFORT IN WINTER

2 p.m.

Virtual

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WINTER BLISS: DRESSING FOR SAFETY AND COMFORT IN WINTER

There’s no need to be cold and miserable all winter long!  Whether you play indoors or out, we’ve got tips, tricks and hacks to keep you warm and cozy when the temps start falling!

Hosted virtually on zoom by Julie O’Connor. Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83404935693

Sunday, February 6

SAINT LOUIS RIVER ALLIANCE VIRTUAL EVENT 

Photo credit: Michael Anderson

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SAINT LOUIS RIVER ALLIANCE VIRTUAL EVENT

An asynchronous event encouraging an adventure outdoors!
Hike, snowshoe, ski, skate, birdwatch, and more.
Get outside and enjoy winter’s beauty!
Once you’re done, send in your pictures & stories to the St. Louis River Alliance or tag #SLRAWinterWalk.
For more information go to: www.stlouisriver.org/events

Tuesday, February 8

EMBRACING WINTER: RECREATION ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

6 p.m.

Virtual

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EMBRACING WINTER: RECREATION ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

This presentation will discuss different ways to stay active outdoors during Duluth’s colder months, as well as highlight various winter recreation programs offered by Duluth Parks & Recreation.

Hosted virtually on zoom by Sam Werle of Duluth Parks and Recreation.

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81640524518 

Wednesday, February 9

MIND-BODY PRACTICES FOR WINTER BIKING

6:30 p.m.

Virtual and in-person: Cina Hall 102, University of Minnesota, Duluth

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MIND-BODY PRACTICES FOR WINTER BIKING

Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab will guide a session exploring mind-body practices and mindful movements to cultivate warmth and connection on and off your bike—or whatever your mode of winter transportation may be. Props will be available. Drop-in any time.

Held in-person and online. 

In-person: Cina Hall 102, University of Minnesota, Duluth (Free parking is available at select coin meters after 5 p.m. and in surrounding neighborhoods, although time limits may apply. For more information, see UMD Parking Options and City of Duluth On-Street Parking webpages).

Online: Register for the Zoom webinar at https://z.umn.edu/WBW-MBTC 

Hosted by Viann Nguyen-Feng & Mariah Ravet of the Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Duluth.

 

Friday, February 11

WINTER BIKE TO WORK DAY 

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WINTER BIKE TO WORK DAY

Join us – and cyclists around the world to celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day! The annual event encourages cyclists to brave the elements and ride to work on their bikes.

Friday, February 11

WINTER IMPROV SHOW

10:30 p.m.

Zeitgeist Teatro

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WINTER IMPROV SHOW

Renegade will perform winter-themed improv in front of a live audience. Unscripted, loud, raunchy, late-night fun!

Hosted by Renegade Improv at Zeitgeist’s Teatro.

 

Saturday, February 12

DULUTH ARTS AND HISTORY WALKING TOURS

1:00 p.m.

Memorial Park, Gichi-Ode’ Akiing Park

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DULUTH ARTS AND HISTORY WALKING TOURS

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.

All Winter Bike Week

YMCA FREE SERVICES FOR WBW PARTICIPANTS 

Business Hours

Duluth YMCA

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YMCA FREE SERVICES FOR WBW PARTICIPANTS

Weeklong Service: Anyone who is participating in WBW is able to use Duluth Family YMCA showers free of charge any time the facility is open for the duration of the week, as long as they present a valid ID. Additionally, the Y will offer free coffee during open hours, and allow anyone riding their bike to work to use the Y as a free bike lock location any time the facility is open.

All Winter Bike Week

BAYFRONT ICE SKATING

Bayfront Ice Rink

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Bayfront Ice Skating

Weeklong Activity: Bayfront skating will be open every day of the week from 3-7 Monday thru Friday. Ice skates are available for free rental, and the Family Warming Center is also open during these hours.

All Winter Bike Week

WBW RESTAURANT SPECIALS @ ZIETGEIST

Zeitgeist Restaurant & Bar

Mulled Wine Drink Special

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

These organizations’ generosity made Winter Bike Week 2022 possible.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

These organizations’ support made Winter Bike Week 2021 possible.

Zeitgeist is made possible with your help

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