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8th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride & Luncheon at Duluth Cider

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Group ride: meet at City Hall at 11:45am for a noon departure
Luncheon at Duluth Cider at 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Keynote Address: Melody Hoffman, PhD
Ride and keynote are free, $10 for lunch
Registration for lunch: bit.ly/2019MayorBikeLuncheon

We are excited to announce that as part of Zeitgeist’s Year of the Womxn programming series, our keynote address at the 8th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride & Luncheon will be Melody Hoffman, author of a book called Bike Lanes are White Lanes. Bicycle lanes are complicated. Dr. Melody Hoffmann will talk with the Duluth community about bicycle amenities (e.g. bicycle lanes, paths) and their intersection with new rider encouragement and rising economic and racial inequities. Questions up for discussion include: What limits do bicycle amenities put on the conversation around encouraging new riders (especially women)? How are bicycle amenities used by cities to recruit the creative class? What bicycle story will Duluth follow in its growing bicycle community? Dr. Hoffmann will experience the local Duluth bicycle amenities and talk about the future of bicycling in Duluth through a social equity lens.

This event is part of Zeitgeist’s Year of the Womxn- a 12-month series of programming throughout 2019 that highlights women’s stories, perspectives, and experiences while showcasing that women can, and do, hold positions of power, leadership, and influence across our community. To view a full listing of events visit: https://zeitgeistarts.com/yotw/.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Melody Hoffmann is an enthusiastic urban bicyclist and author of Bike Lanes are White Lanes, a book about how bicycle advocacy can intertwine with gentrification and systemic racism. Her academic work is supported by local bicycle/pedestrian advocacy work in the Twin Cities. Dr. Hoffmann teaches communication studies at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. She is also the co-producer of the podcast Feminist Killjoys, PhD. Dr. Hoffmann received her doctoral degree in 2013 from the University of Minnesota.

Bike with the keynote speaker and the mayors of Superior and Duluth in the annual Mayor’s Bike Ride to the luncheon! Meet at City Hall at 11:45am for a noon departure. Lunch will be from OMC Smokehouse and include vegetarian sloppy joes or smoked pulled chicken, salad, and roasted bacon and bleu cheese potato salad. All of these items are gluten-free and there will be gluten-free buns available. Gluten-free food is prepared in the same cooking space as non-gluten-free items.

This event is part of Zeitgeist Community’s Duluth-Superior Bus Bike Walk month, which is a month-long series of community events that celebrates, educates and encourages people-powered modes of getting around – for work, errands, recreation, shopping, and school. For complete event listing of Bus Bike Walk events, visit www.zeitgeistarts.com/community/bbw. Bus Bike Walk is made possible by the generous support of Essentia Health, Minnesota Power an ALLETE Company, maurices, EHR Go by Archetype Innovations, the Duluth Transit Authority, and Kraus-Anderson.


May 17
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Shawna Mullen


Duluth City Hall
411 W 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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(218) 730-5000

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