Minneapolis, MN, May 6, 2015—Organized by the Northeast Community Development Corporation (Northeast CDC), the fourth annual Northeast Ride is set for June 13, 2015. This year, NERIDES’s theme is “Cultivate Art and Community: Bike Northeast” and its route will highlight new attractions throughout Northeast Minneapolis.
Everything starts at Beltrami Park (at the intersection of Broadway and Fillmore St. NE) with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the ride beginning at 10 a.m. Riders will be blessed by Native American drummers as they leave the park. Then, after touring NE Minneapolis’s 14 neighborhoods, the ride will conclude with an after party at Indeed Brewing Company. Eclectic Ensemble, a bicycle-powered band, will provide music.
NERIDE’s route is family-friendly and designed for riders at all levels of experience. Participants will leave Beltrami Park at 10 a.m. in small groups equipped with route maps and, if desired, NERIDE group leaders. Mechanics from Recovery Bike will be on hand to help with emergency repairs if necessary.
Covering approximately 13 miles, NERIDE’s creative cycling tour will visit every neighborhood in NE Minneapolis, pedaling past historic landmarks like the Grain Belt Brewery and visiting new public art installations at Sheridan Veterans Memorial Park and Jackson Square. A new stop this year will be at Stinson and Broadway where new bike lanes on Broadway St. NE have been proposed for 2016. And, as always, riders will be directed to “pit stops” where they can receive bicycle “bling” such as bike bells, key lanyards, bird seed for wild turkeys, and much much more.
Advance registration is $20 per rider. Same day registration is $25. Children (12 and under) ride for free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration includes a NE Ride T-shirt, spoke card, and door prizes at the after party. Registration and sponsorship forms are available online at www.northeastride.org.
The Northeast Ride is a fundraiser benefitting the Northeast CDC, which supports the arts, community, and economic development in NE Minneapolis.