How cool is it that Minneapolis has a highway for bikes? The Midtown Greenway, built on an abandoned railroad track a block off Lake Street, provides a car-free experience for bikers and pedestrians making their way across town. Each year, the Midtown Greenway Coalition, the organization that’s tasked with making sure the trail is safe and clean for all users, fundraises by hosting the Greenway Glow, an event that includes a community arts festival and several different bike opportunities. The main festival, which is free, includes more than two dozen art installations, performances by local artists, and a slow-roll seven-mile ride at 8 p.m. There’s also two VIP bike rides, which include free tacos and beverages, a T-shirt, and glow lights. One is 10 miles at 8 p.m. and the other is at 8:45 p.m. Don’t forget to wear a costume, as there are awards for the best looks, as well as prizes for the largest team and the top fundraisers. Registration and more info can be found at midtowngreenway.org.
PROMOTIONAL EVENT DESCRIPTION Midtown Greenway Coalition presents: The Greenway Glow
Help raise funds for the Midtown Greenway! The Greenway Glow is our largest and most important fundraising event for the Greenway.
The Greenway Glow consists of THREE events in ONE NIGHT, all on the Midtown Greenway:1. Community Arts Festival from 7 p.m. - Midnight2. 10-Mile Bike Ride at 8:00 p.m. 3. 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 p.m.
The Arts Festival is FREE, while the 5K and Bike Ride raise funds to support the Greenway. If you register by July 13th, the fee is just $35 for the 5K or the 10-Mile Bike Ride. Participants also agree to raise at least $15 more in donations for the Greenway. (Or donate the additional $15 themselves.)
Registered runners and bikers get free food and beverages and other VIP perks, and can visit the art installations before, during, and after the run and ride.
Midtown Greenway Coalition members get an additional $10 off the registration fee!
Sign up for 5K Run or 10-Mile Bike Ride Here: http://glow2017.kintera.org/
Are you an artist? Submit an application to show your art installation (glowing or otherwise) in the Glow! Performers also needed! Stipends are availble from $50-$500.