May is Bike Month, and if you work for Hennepin County, there are some special opportunities to celebrate all the benefits of biking. Sign up for a bike class led by the county’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. Join your co-workers on a group ride to lunch or happy hour.
Bike Month contact: Jordan Kocak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-543-3377
Some basic biking knowledge can help build your confidence and skills to master the urban terrain and keep you and your ride rolling smoothly and safely.
Hennepin County employees can earn 10 wellness points per class towards the health incentive by registering in APEX and attending any of the courses offered below.
Basic Bike Maintenance
Get in gear with basic bike maintenance tips. This hands-on class will cover: ABC quick check, fixing a flat, checking and adjusting your brakes, lubricating your chain and other basic maintenance skills.
- Tuesday, May 29, 10-11, Hennepin County Government Center – South Minneapolis Service Center, Room 122
- Thursday, June 21, 10-11, Northwest Family Service Center, Community Room 200
APEX class code:69-HW-BMB
City Biking 101
Learn basic riding skills to get comfortable and stay safe cruising through the city on your bike. This introductory classroom course covers basic rules of the road, route planning and best practices for city riding.
- Wednesday, May 23, 11-12, Hennepin County Government Center – Employee Development Center (EDC) – next to the HealthWorks office
- Wednesday, Jun 6, 1-2, Hennepin County Government Center – Employee Development Center (EDC) – next to the HealthWorks office
APEX class code: 69-HW-CB101
Bike month employee group rides
Join your fellow colleagues on a fun and easy-rolling group ride to lunch or happy hour. Both group rides meet and depart from the Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza near the Nice Ride station. These rides will be casual and conversational and are weather dependent.
Please RSVP for specific rides by emailing email@example.com. Updates and ride specific announcements will be sent by email.
Bike to lunch ride:
Midtown Global Market Food Court
Friday, May 11, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Bike to happy hour ride:
Thursday, May 24, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Bike to work May 18
It's National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18. Whether it's your first ride to work, or you're a weathered all-season rider, there's no better day to celebrate all the benefits of biking to work. If you're a Hennepin County employee, check out some of the special benefits for bike commuters below on this page.
Bike to Work Day morning celebration
Meet up at the Government Center North Plaza for a fun Bike to Work Day celebration with refreshments, speakers and more.
Friday, May 18, 8–9 a.m.
Hennepin County Government Center, North Plaza
300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487
Rain Location: Government Center, skyway level
Take the pledge to ride.
Experienced bike commuters, County commissioners and Minneapolis City Council members will be leading bike rides starting from different locations around Minneapolis and ending at the North Plaza. Find a ride to join here.