Minneapolis Bike Parks and LNCS PTA are teaming up to organize a bike to school day for both the Wenonah and Keewaydin campuses.
There are two ways participate:
1) Ride to Wenonah or Keewaydin with the Bike Bus (student must be accompanied by an adult).
2) Ride to Wenonah and/or Keewaydin on your own.
That's right, a Bike Bus!
A bike bus is a group of people riding to a common location. Typically, it starts with a couple riders, but at each stop more people join. By the time we get to school we will have a bunch of classmates riding together.
We start on 52nd St at Hiawatha Ave (at Plantique Garden Center) and work our way to Wenonah picking up riders at designated stops along the way, Keewaydin students will peel off at 30th Ave.
See the map below to determine where it makes the most sense for you to join the Bike Bus.
I don't have a lock?
Don't worry about it, volunteers will have locks AND keys before and after school to make sure bikes are secure during the day.
My child usually rides the bus home, but today they will be biking home, should I tell their teacher?
Yes, parents need to contact their student's teacher if they want their student to go somewhere different than their normal after school schedule (eg. if they want their student to go to parent pick up not the bus).
I can't be there for the ride home, can we still participate?
That is fine, you have options. You can send your student home on the bus and pick up their bike later. You could pick up your student and bike with your vehicle at the end of the day. Or, you could ask a volunteer to deliver your child's bike at the end of the day, you will still need to give your kiddo after school instructions, volunteers will not transport students.
Do I need to register?
Yes, please. This will help us plan for snacks, communicate changes, and provide updates and reminders.
Past Bike to School Events
If you have any questions about the ride, feel free to reach out to one of the ride coordinators.