The goal of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition is to make Minneapolis better for bicycling in all corners of the city. Their help has lead to new bike lanes, new bike parking, the hiring of the first-ever Minneapolis bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, as well as hosting the first-ever Minneapolis Open Streets event.
Market shoppers who rode a Nice Ride bike qualified for a free helmet. Thanks to generous funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Nice Ride's title sponsor, Nice Ride is giving away more than 10,000 of the bright green helmets over the next two years. The helmets meet the US Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines and the American Society for Testing and Manufacturing (ASTM) F1447 specifications.