Picture one thousand Republican delegates, press members, volunteers, protesters, and Twin Cities residents on one thousand free bikes during the Republican National Convention. Humana, a healthcare company and Bikes Belong, a nonprofit bike advocacy group, are peppering the Twin Cities and Denver with free bikes throughout both conventions. Cyclists can use the bikes between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. by presenting identification and a credit card as collateral. Interested bikers can also pre-register for bikes online at Freewheelin. Freewheelin wannabes should also know that the bikes come with free Twin Cities tours.
Pick up Freewheelin bikes at these six locations:
Government Plaza (S. 3rd Avenue and S. 5th Street)
Loring Park (1306 Willow Street S.)
Minneapolis Convention Center (206 E. Grant Street)
Stone Arch Bridge (at the W. River Parkway)
Upper Landing Park (Shepard Road and Ontario Street)
Indian Mounds Park (10 Mounds Boulevard)