Biking in a Box

Minneapolis has already found its place on the cycling-savvy map. Between its bike-friendly infrastructure and dozens of bike-share stations, it's clearly a point of pride for our fair city. This week a tiny Uptown storefront will lodge a temporary tenant looking to do some two-wheeling and dealing. The former Arise! Bookstore space (currently going by Storefront-in-a-Box) is renting to new tenants each week this summer, and Biking in a Box will work as a sort of preview for the Bicycle Film Festival, which will breeze through town mid-July to showcase cycling-centric films, music, and art. Throughout the week, the event will offer drop-in tune-ups, safety and maintenance workshops, and yoga for cyclists. On Wednesday, there will be a 6 p.m. screening of Rad, the cult-classic underdog story of BMX racer Cru Jones. Plan for bike-based art projects on Thursday, including an afternoon mallet-making session with Minneapolis's bike polo club. There will be a bike-themed craft sale all day Saturday and a bike-parts swap Sunday afternoon. Saturday night, you can also catch a sneak peek of the trailer for Killing the Messenger, filmed during Minneapolis's 2009 and 2010 Stupor Bowl races. (Photo by Andy Miller)
Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mondays, 12-7 p.m. Starts: June 22. Continues through June 28, 2010
 
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