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  • Oct 11 / 2017
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Cranksgiving Mankato 2017

Key City Bike is hosting Mankato’s first CRANKSGIVING!

Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. It’s part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. The 2017 Cranksgiving ride will take place on Saturday, November 18th.
 
Try something new for your giving this year! Grab your friends and family and join us for a fun and challenging November bicycle ride around Mankato! This isn’t your average stroll around town… you’ll be collecting food from various grocery stores to benefit the FOCP BackPack Food Program while competing to win some cool prizes!
 
All food donations collected will go to the Backpack Food Program through Feeding Our Communities Partners (FOCP). FOCP is a nonprofit organization focused on ending local hunger, specifically through, the BackPack Food Program which serves over 900 area elementary students within Blue Earth County on weekends and school breaks.
 
DATE & TIME: Saturday, November 18th, 2017.
3PM Registration, 3:45PM Manifest Distribution, 4PM Ride starts, 7PM celebration
 
DIFFICULTY: This is an event for all skill levels. You will be bicycle commuting throughout Greater Mankato a distance between 5-15 miles (you’ll choose your route when manifests are distributed).
 
TIPS: Bring your bike, a bag, a bike lock, $10-$20 to spend on food, lights (and a helmet would be good). You will be riding to various grocery stores throughout Greater Mankato to buy items specified on the manifest.
 
LOCATION: Meet up is at Key City Bike’s NEW locaton, 204 E Vine St. Mankato, MN 56001
 
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Midtown Tavern
JP Fitness MN
ARTifact- Paint Your Own Pottery-
Nicollet Bike Shop
Bent River Outfitter
Vagabond Village

 

  • Aug 11 / 2017
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KCB Tank Tops for Sale

Tank tops commemorating our current space and to raise funds for our new space are now available for sale.  The tank tops are Bella+Canvas in Dark Grey Heather made of 52% combed and ringspun cotton, 48% polyester. Unisex sizing in size S-XXL. On sale for $20 each. Purchase at the shop or online through our donation button and specify size, quantity and pickup/shipping preference. $5 for shipping. TankTop Click here to purchase.

Graphic Designer & KCB Volunteer, Mackenzie Keithley, created a digital image of our Key City Bike shop wall. kcbwalllogo

The wall was designed and painted by Look At This Project in 2015.

 

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  • Jul 28 / 2017
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moondogs

Key City Bike is hanging out at the Mankato Moondogs game on August 6th to raise money and awareness for our mission to Recycle. Reclaim. Empower.

It’s super easy to show your support while cheering on the Moondogs, just use code: KCBIKE when purchasing your tickets for the August 6th Mankato Moondogs game and $3 of each general admission or $5 of each VIP/Dog Pound Ticket will benefit Key City Bike!

Everyone that rides their bicycle to the game will receive a free Key City Bike water bottle.

Dog Pound ticket holders will have a chance to win a new bike from Nicollet Bike Shop.

Key City Bike merchandise will be for sale and there will be fun events throughout the game to give you more chances to support the misison of Key City Bike.

This event is presented by Thrivent Financial.

To purchase tickets follow the link below. After you have added your seats to the shopping cart, enter KCBIKE in the Coupon/Promo Code box located in the lower left of your shopping cart screen:

http://mankato-moondogs.northwoodsleague.tv/SingleGame/Tickets/SelectSeats/3660?isExchange=false.

 

  • Jun 21 / 2017
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What better way to celebrate the summer solstice than a bike overnight campout?  We’ve signed up as part of the World-wide Swift Campout: https://builtbyswift.com/swiftcampout/

Join us for a 35+ mile bike ride with camping at Sakatah State Park. We’ll be taking bike trails, gravel & paved roads. Bring your camp gear and your own food/water. We’ll be cruising at an easy pace with drink stops along the way.  (35+ miles each way/per day)

Follow this link for the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Follow this link for the BLACKRIVER APP ROUTE

  • May 11 / 2017
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WheelWorks VI – Bike Inspired Art Exhibition and Fundraiser

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WheelWorks VI

 

PRE-EXHIBITION

May 12-18th
Tandem Bagels 200 E.Walnut Mankato, Mn -The artist submissions will be on display at local sponsor, TANDEM BAGELS (200 E WALNUT ST, Mankato, Mn) the week prior to the main event and fundraiser.

WHEELWORKS VI: BIKE ART EXHIBITION SALE and SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
May 19th———7pm-Midnight
Mankato Eagles Club #269 708 N. Riverfront Dr. Mankato, Mn

ALL AGES: FREE

7-8pm——-FREE BEER TASTING by Artisan Beer Company

8-10pm—–ART SALE & SILENT AUCTION -All money raised through silent auction proceeds supports Key City Bike’s mission and educational programs.

8-Midnight——STORYTELLING AND MUSIC

8-9pm  BEN WEAVER
MN musician, songwriter, poet, environmental resource advocate and bicycle traveler, Ben Weaver, will be biking to Mankato to perform his stewardship based STORYTELLING AND MUSICAL inspirations from his travels on bicycle with his instruments around Lake Superior and beyond.

-Read more about BEN WEAVER at (www.benweaver.net) and about his support of the CAMPAIGN to SAVE THE BOUNDARY WATERS at (www.thecurrent.org/feature/2016/04/01/a-musical-adventure-in-the-boundary-waters)

9:30-Midnight BEE BALM FIELDS
Mankato area and Key City Bike friends Bee Balm Fields closing up the night’s festivities with some great local music.

-Listen and follow Bee Balm Fields at www.facebook.com/beebalmfields

This event is a part of Mankato’s MAY BIKE-WALK MONTH

-View area events at www.katobikewalk.org and the calendar of events at www.katobikewalk.com/uploads/4/0/2/1/40216749/2017_may_calendar_2017.04.21.pdf

  • Jan 18 / 2017
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2017 Member meeting to be held Monday, March 6 at 7pm at Mankato Eagle’s Club

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The Annual Member Meeting is held to recap the previous season, share goals and direction for the current season and to elect new board members.
This year we have 4 positions available for election. If you are passionate about recycling, reclaiming and empowering people through bikes, you are a perfect candidate. Please submit a request with your interest by email to toddskitchen@keycitybike.org to be added on the ballot for voting, or if you have questions about becoming a board member.
The meeting is open to the public. Membership is required for voting.
Join us at the Eagle’s Club on March 6th at 7pm. $1 burgers & beers + 50 cent tacos!
More details can be found in the Facebook event.

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  • Oct 27 / 2016
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Our last day open for the 2016 Season is October 27th, 2016!

Join us in celebrating a successful season with food, drink, music and fire as we close our doors for the year.

Laura Karels of Bee Balm Fields will be playing music at 6pm and we will have a volunteer awards ceremony at 7pm.

This event is open to everyone in the community, as well as our volunteers and members.

Have no fear, although the shop will be closed until April, Key City Bike will be continuing through the winter with Chilly Willy Friday night rides and more!

Here is a link to the Facebook event page.

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