Bike to Work Week 2020
Anoka County Bike to Work Week
September 21 - 25, 2020
In past years, Anoka County Bike to Work Week has been hosted in June. The League of American Bicyclists has always hosted National Bike Month in May and encouraged community partners to host bike events during this time. This year they have decided to encourage biking and connecting with others virtually September 21 - 25.
Anoka County will be celebrating Bike to Work Week this week too using the hashtag #BikesUnite. We ask that you also use the hashtag #AnokaCountyBikeWeek so everyone will see Anoka County is participating. Plus, we're giving away some amazing prizes. Each participant will receive a free bike goodie bag, t-shirt, and complimentary breakfast.
Grand Prize Winner will receive a FREE Bike of up to $1,000 worth. Plus we'll be giving away prizes all week.
Here's how it works -
Go for a solo bike ride
We encourage participants to either bike to work or map out what a route would look like to work and try to bike those miles. We can help you route out a safe trip to work.
Share your experience on social media using the #BikesUnite & #AnokaCountyBikeWeek
Any employer or community partner that would like to participate will receive a free bike rack & complimentary breakfast for all employees.
Monday, Sept. 21: Virtual Bike Basics Webinar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Learn basic skills to prepare you to get on your bike and be comfortable. This introductory classroom course covers the basic rules of the road and best practices to being safe and comfortable on the road and trail, potential barriers to riding and a discussion of strategies to overcome these barriers. Basic maintenance will be covered including ABC Quick Check. Open to the public.
Tuesday, Sept. 22: Bike Bingo & Bike Goodie Bags
Bike Goodie Bags -
Everyone who participates and takes the pledge to bike to work during bike to work week will get a free bike goodie bag. We will mail the goodie bags out by this day!
Bike Bingo -
Participate in a virtual bike bingo challenge opening on Wednesday, September 16. Take photos of each of the items on your bingo card and send them into staff by email at [email protected] or use the hashtag on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram #AnokaCountyBikeWeek.
20 lucky winners will get a FREE $20 gift certificate. You must register for Bike to Work Week in order to be eligible for this challenge. As of now, the deadline to submit photos for bike bingo is Friday, September 25. Bike Bingo PDF
Wednesday, Sept. 23: Social Distance Bike Ride & Bike Safety Checks from 4 - 8 pm
Akin Riverside Park
1721 River Avenue Anoka, MN 55303
(One block south of Main Street on the eastern shore of Rum River)
FREE Dinner from a Local Restaurant & Bike Ride around Anoka - 4 to 4:45 pm;
We'll be giving away a free dinner based on a first come, first serve basis. Dinner will be from Erberts & Gerberts. Participants will be able to follow a bike ride around a mapped out bike ride. A guide may be available upon request.
FREE Bike Safety Checks from Ramsey Bicycle - 5 to 7 pm
Thursday, Sept. 24 Bike to Work Day
Zoom Bike Trivia Night - Join us for a virtual bike trivia night on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 7 - 8 pm. Grand Prize Winner receives a $250 gift card to a local bike shop. Once you are registered, you will receive information for the registration!
For Anoka County Transportation Division (In Andover)
Breakfast will be available for anyone who bikes into the Anoka County Transportation Division this day.
Friday, Sept. 25 Bike to Work Day
For Anoka County Government Center (In Anoka)
Breakfast will be available for anyone who bikes into the Anoka County Government Center this day.
Anoka County Bike Map
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