Join Us for a Social Evening and Bike Ride!

Editor’s note: The event has sold out, but some links and information here may still be of interest. is thrilled to be partnering with Our Streets, Venture Bikes and the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) to host a social hour and Q&A with Ray Delahanty, aka CityNerd on Youtube, on Friday, April 12.

Ray’s YouTube channel, CityNerd, has over 250,000 subscribers and embraces all things cities and transportation, approaching the topics with an analytical bent and a profound love for urban environments. Ray is visiting the Twin Cities as part of the American Planning Association‘s National Planning Conference.

Tickets and Timing

We will begin at 6 p.m. with a Q&A session with Ray Delahanty with questions you can submit on the ticket order form.

Then at 7 p.m., we’ll head out with Anthony Taylor and Slow Roll MSP for a 10- to 12-mile, easygoing optional group ride during the twilight hour. Please bring lights, water and a helmet. Or you can hang out for a social hour at Venture Bikes.

A Slow Roll MSP ride with Anthony Taylor (on Facebook).

Dreamland Culinary Heritage will provide a community meal. We can accommodate dietary restrictions (including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free).

Tickets are on sale now, priced as “Pay As You Are.” If you routinely pay $20 for a meal or event, please choose that amount; it is the market value of the ticket. Because we want anyone to be able to attend, folks may choose to pay one of the other Pay As You Are values listed. Click here to purchase tickets.

And as always, if you want to volunteer at this event, or future events, please email [email protected] to be added to our monthly meetings and occasional emails.

Getting There

If you are arriving by bike: Venture Bikes is conveniently located on the Midtown Greenway.

Metro Transit Route 21 runs every 10 minutes between St. Paul (Selby and Marshall avenues) and south Minneapolis (Lake Street). The closest bus stop to our meeting place is at Lake and 10th or the Lake & Chicago transit station.

Metro Transit Route 5 also stops at the Chicago-Lake station. This route runs once an hour between Brooklyn Center and north Minneapolis to south Minneapolis via downtown.

About Christina Neel

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Christina moved to the Twin Cities from the Florida Keys in 2021 and fell completely in love with the area. She works as a City and Regional Planner and spends her days biking, singing, and hanging out with her cat named California. Events Committee volunteer