Third Thursday: Bike Night

July 21
6-9 p.m.
Art, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Cycling, Music
Mia's popular annual bike party returns this week. At this event, cyclists will be invited to ride directly through the museum to the celebration. Inside and outside, revelers will find lots of fun things to do, both artsy and bike-themed. Artcrank, an annual group exhibition that pays homage to bike love, will be showcasing posters and giving some away. Looking to make some new friends? Local cycling groups like Midtown Greenway Coalition, Slow Roll Twin Cities, and Black Girls Do Bike will be on hand to chat with folks. Get inspired to DIY pimp your ride as Artbikes cruise on by, play bike bingo, sit precariously atop an old-fashioned high-wheel bike, and shop for new gear from local retailers like One on One Bicycle Studio, Handsome Cycles, and Cherry Cycles. Food trucks will be serving nosh, there will be plenty of beer and wine, and music will be provided by Warehouse Eyes and Totally Awesome Summer. A group ride will meet at Surly Brewing Company (520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis) starting around 4 p.m., rolling out around 5:30 p.m. Later, the group will head back to Surly for the after party.