Weisman Reception Playlist

A special occasion calls for a special soundtrack, and Will Wlizlo from The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota put together a doozy for the Wednesday night reception at the Weisman Museum (Thanks Will!). You can browse what we played below and stream it on Spotify here.   “DJ” by David Bowie “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” by Arcade Fire “Should Have Taken… Read more →

Warming up to winter: Embracing the opportunities of the season

The first plenary session of the Winter Cycling Congress will dig into the question: What opportunities are associated with winter? How can health, wealth, happiness and equity be realized by seizing the season? This diverse panel will be moderated by Amber Dallman, MPH, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at Minnesota Department of Transportation and feature: Jennifer Blair, Patrick Coleman, Timo Perälä… Read more →

Photo by Connor Cox.

Tuesday, 2 February: Day at a glance

7:30 a.m. Registration opens (top of escalators on 2nd floor of The Commons Hotel) Breakfast buffet (Meridian Foyer & Summit) 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Welcome & Opening Plenary Welcome to #WCC16! Anthony Desnick, co-Chair, Winter Cycling Congress 2016 Annie Van Cleve, co-Chair, Winter Cycling Congress 2016 The Winter Cycling Congress From Leeuwarden to Minneapolis-Saint Paul Timo Perälä, CEO, Navico Ltd… Read more →

Photo by The Loppet Foundation.

5 reasons to come early and stay late

Whether you come early or stay late (better yet do both), there are lots of fun, sporty, educational and downright magical events planned around the same time as the Winter Cycling Congress. Check out the short list below. 1) King Boreas Triathalon on Sunday, 31 January King Boreas Winter Triathlon will take place on Sunday, January 31st starting at 10am… Read more →

Photo by Ben Hovland.

Rent a bike during #WCC16

Delegates who wish to have their own bicycle for use during the Winter Cycling Congress have several options for rental, including those listed below. Please note, mobile tour participants do not need to provide their own bike to participate in a tour. A fleet of bicycles will be available specifically for this purpose. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide… Read more →

Minneapolis Winter Cycling Congress 2016

Public Health Track at #WCC16

Public Health professionals will have lots of opportunity to learn at the Winter Cycling Congress. Check out the track below for sessions especially relevant to people working in public health.   Tuesday, 2 February 2016 Breakout 1 Supporting and designing active communities in small town and rural regions We are familiar with initiatives in big cities. How do we encourage… Read more →

Photo by Jamez Transit for Livable Communities.

Lend a bike to a delegate

Do you have an extra bike or two hanging around your garage? Consider lending a bike or bikes to delegates visiting our cities during the congress. Sharing a bike with a delegate means they can ride in the bike parade and truly experience winter cycling in the Twin Cities. Follow the instructions below to list your bike on Spinlister –… Read more →


Transportation Trivia with APBP Minnesota

Kick off February and the Winter Cycling Congress with the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals! Join pedestrian and bicycle professionals and advocates at a trivia night hosted by APBP MN and Toole Design Group. Quiz your knowledge on Minnesota pedestrian and bicycle facts and history! Beverages and snacks will be provided. Follow APBP MN on… Read more →