30 Days of Biking River Ramble III

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Perennial Cycle

3342 Hennepin Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55408

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For the past two years we've helped Thirty Days of Biking close out the month of April with a service project and musical performance lead by musician Ben Weaver. We call it a "River Ramble"

Join Banjo Brothers with cyclo touring troubadour and poet Ben Weaver for a river ramble to celebrate the conclusion of 2017's edition of 30 Days of Biking. In Keeping with tradition this ride will be friendly and open to riders of all ages and ability. We will meet at Perennial Cycle and then head to the river where we will work as a group to complete a clean up near the site of the old Meerker dam along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. After our work project Ben will give a short concert/reading/talk before we head out as a group to Izzy's Ice Cream where we will enjoy ice cream. We will be joined by the student-run Green Team from Southwest High School from Minneapolis.

PLEASE NOTE: The Southwest High School Green Team will meet at the main entrance to the school on 47th Street at 9:00am to ride to Perennial Cycle. Sudents who do not want to bike can meet the group at the clean-up location at the Meeker Dam and are still welcome to enjoy ice cream at Izzy's Minneapolis location.

Approximate meet-up location if you are driving:

OUR SCHEDULE: (Note times are approximiate)

9AM - 10AM Meet up at Perennial Cycle

10AM Roll out from Perennial Cycle to river

1130AM - 1PM River cleanup and performance

(Approximate meet-up location for drivers -

130PM- 2PM Arrive at Izzy's for Ice Cream

2PM Ride Home to Perennial Cycle


The route is 20.5 miles round trip and will be done at a leisurely pace. Ride marshals from Banjo Brothers and Perennial Cycle will work to keep the group moving and safe. The ride is open to riders of all ages and abilities. The clean-up will occure at the site of the old Meeker dam along the East River Road near Desnoyer park.


We will have some snacks donated by Kates Real Food. It is also recommended to bring some of your own favortie treats and plenty of water. While we will have a mechanic on the ride it is never a bad idea to bring you own tools, including a spare tube, patch kit and pump.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. This event is open to all ages.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The event is a bike ride and we hope most folks will join us on bicycle. However, if you would like to join us for the river clean up at here: and at Izzy's Ice Cream you are welcome to meet us by cars.

What can I bring into the event?

If you ride your bike, it is a good idea to have a spare tube, patch kit and pump.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have addtional questions please use this link to get in touch with us.

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Perennial Cycle

3342 Hennepin Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55408

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