Major Taylor Dark2Dawn: Bicycling Through African American History

08/23/2014 - 9:00pm - 08/24/2014 - 6:00am

Bicycle from Dark to Dawn to experience our communities in a deeper way. Please join us on an all-night bike ride through Minneapolis and Saint Paul’s African American Historical Geography. This is local testimony to our ability to celebrate our cultural heritage and promote healing. The ride is supported by members of Major Taylor Bike Club of Minnesota, Twin Cities Bicycle Club, Cycles for Change and The Cultural Wellness Center.

We will cover about 50 miles at an easy pace (10-12 mph) with breaks for refreshments, pit stops, and discussion. We will travel through numerous neighborhoods in Minneapolis and Saint Paul on a route that includes highlights of cultural significance. We will make multiple stops throughout the night to highlight a significant person or significant event relative to that geographic location. Be prepared to enjoy the night and to process the experience with other bicyclists.

Helmet and lights required, of course (head light and tail light). This is a set date regardless of weather. Experienced ride leaders are organizing the ride and one or more bicycle mechanics will be part of the group, but you should be prepared to fix your own flats and be self-aware: take personal responsibility for your ability to complete the route. You are responsible for yourself, but we are in this together.

It is 25.00 to join the ride; you will be provided water and snacks at all stops but should still have some money for food and beverages along the way. A commemorative t-shirt and buffet breakfast are included.

Registration is limited; we are organizing for 75 bicyclists. More information provided upon registration. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Have questions about Dark to Dawn: A Bicycling Journey?

Email darktodawn [at] majortaylorcycling [dot] com

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4055 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409

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