North Star Chapter Bikes for a Cause

Crossposted from Sierra Club Scrapbook

MN bike tour crowd
More than 120 people turned up for the Sierra Club North Star Chapter’s recent 17th Annual Bike Tour. The group rode around St. Paul learning about green transportation issues from speakers at stops along the route.
MN bike tour stop
“We do this every year because there are always important bicycle, pedestrian, and transit issues to address with the public, decision-makers, and transportation engineers,” said Joshua Houdek of the chapter (that’s Joshua pictured below). “What better way to do it than a fun and unique outing?

MN bike tour Josh

Houdek says the route changes every year, but usually runs around 15 to 25 miles done at an easy pace and with many stops along the way for food, drink, and education. He added that the tour attracts all ages of riders, too, from eight to 80-years-old.
MN bike tour stop2

“Planning a tour event is a great way to engage volunteers and decision-makers about a variety of issues.”

MN bike tour path
Photos courtesy of Jill Boogren. See many more photos of the ride in the chapter’s Flickr gallery.

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