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  • Keeping bikes out of the landfill.

    Keeping bikes out of the landfill.

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    We are volunteer only, and here to help you!


  • 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

WheelWorks VI Poster

WheelWorks VI



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.

May 19th———7pm-Midnight
Mankato Eagles Club #269 708 N. Riverfront Dr. Mankato, Mn


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.


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

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.


  • 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.


  • Jun 21 / 2016
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Flat Tire Diagnosis & Repair with Aaron Buege


Join us on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 10:00am-11:00am for the second of our monthly maintenance classes.

Flat tire on the trail? Don’t call mom for a ride, you can fix it yourself!

In this session learn how to find out why your tire went flat and how to repair it.

Everyone who attends this class will receive their very own tire lever, an essential tool for tire/tube changes.

Open to everyone!This is a free class! Donations welcome!

  • Jun 03 / 2016
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Flying Penguin Outdoor Sports is hosting a bike drive for Key City Bike on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Bring your unused bikes to 624 N Victory Dr in Mankato and check out Jon Andersen’s bike/ski shop while there. Pepe the dog would enjoy a ear scritch, too!

  • May 02 / 2016
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Become a Member of Key City Bike

The Key City Bike May Membership Drive has begun! Please consider supporting the mission of Key City Bike by becoming a member. All 2016 members will receive a FREE Key City Bike T-shirt available for pick up at Key City Bike in Mankato or Chrome Industries in Minneapolis for our metro friends at the end of May. All the details are in the image below, click to enlarge. You can stop by the shop to make your membership donation or donate online by selecting the “Donate” button at the bottom of the page.  If you use the online method, please include a note stating you are signing up as a member and your requested t-shirt size.
Thank you for supporting Key City Bike!
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