As summer rolls along we are highlighting MEF members working to provide our community with great ways to enjoy our great outdoors responsibly. This month we would love you to check out:
Mission: The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (a.k.a. Bike MN) is working to make Minnesota a place where bicycling is easy, safe, and fun for everyone.
Impact: Before Bike MN started in 2008, there were only two nationally ranked Bicycle Friendly Communities in the state and only a handful of Bicycle Friendly Businesses. As of January 2020, Minnesota now boasts 31 Bicycle Friendly Communities and nearly 100 Bike Friendly Businesses, and we are ranked the #3 most Bicycle Friendly State in the country! Bike MN works with state agency partners, other nonprofits, and local communities around the state to make Minnesota a more bike-friendly state through the 6Es- engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation, and equity. These advancements make Minnesota communities and businesses better places to live, work, and play and make it easier, safer, and more fun for Minnesotans to travel and recreate without emitting greenhouse gasses!
Opportunities to engage:
- Join the Bike MN Classic! From August 17th through September 13th, Bike MN will be hosting a free, statewide biking challenge with weekly prizes and photo challenges. The event invites everyone to ride, wherever they may be, however far they want to go, and as often as they like – all for the joy of biking! Click here for more info and to register.
- Brush up on bike safety – Download a free copy of the Minnesota Bicycling Handbook, a guide to help bicyclists use Minnesota’s roads and trails safely and enjoyably.
Who We Support – Minnesota Environmental Fund members are 20 outstanding nonprofit organizations leading the charge on all of Minnesota’s most pressing environmental issues – clean water, climate change, environmental justice, protecting wildlife and wild places, access to the outdoors, healthy food and farming and more – our members are on it! Giving to the Minnesota Environmental Fund makes it easy to support Minnesota’s environment in a holistic way. #GiveOnceSupportMany