2015 Open Streets Mpls dates/locations announced!

Friday afternoon the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition made the announcement! Franklin Ave. will be filled with food, activities, families, and BIKES again this year on Sunday August 16th!

Open StreetsThe Facebook announcement:

“We’re happy to announce that Open Streets Minneapolis is back for 2015, and bigger and better than ever! We are excited to have been invited to hold even more new events, and look forward to working with local residents, community groups, neighborhood groups, and businesses to make sure the events are a huge success!

A big thank you to the Kingfield Neighborhood Association and the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) for hosting the Nicollet Ave S Open Streets event.

Open Streets Minneapolis is an initiative of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition supported by the City of Minneapolis, and presented by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Center for Prevention.

Stay tuned for more details on route specifics coming soon!

Email Ginny at ginny@mplsbike.org if you want to help plan Open Streets, Beth at beth@mplsbike.org if you are interested in volunteering, and Alex at alex@mplsbike.org if you are a business or community group that wants to be on the street or to sponsor the event.”

By Deborah Ervin

Deb holds an M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from Saint Mary’s University, and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota where she majored in theater. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Deb has 12 years of experience working in the nonprofit arts sector, working with Twin Cities cultural gems such as The Cedar Cultural Center, the Midtown Global Market, In the Heart of the Beast Puppetry and Mask Theatre, and more. She’s primarily drawn towards work that involves relationship building, such as communications and fundraising. Deb also has two decades of experience as an events manager for live music, theater, and dance. Her work as a stage manager has brought her into intimate collaborations with diverse communities, artists from around the globe, and projects ranging from river boat ballets to burlesque holiday shows.