Grab your keys, bike, skateboard, or running shoes because our May guide is all about getting active and getting out and about. Enjoy the scenery, enjoy the trip—make both the journey and the destination the highlight of your day no matter where you go. Here are seven ways to get you moving more sustainably this month!
1. Get Your Motor Running
Before hitting the road, make sure to get caffeinated so you can stay awake, alert, and enthusiastic! Choose sustainably sourced coffee and save while you’re at it when you stop in at some of our favorite coffee shops.
2. Fix It, Maintain It, Enjoy It, Bop it
It’s time to bring your bike in for regular spring maintenance before hitting the road once again! Head over to HUB Bike Co-Op to get your trusty steed repaired and road-ready. Click here to save $10 on your next purchase.
3. Put the Pedal to the Metal
Don’t have a bike, yet? We can fix that! Angry Catfish has been offering an awesome bicycle and bicycle accessory selection in Minneapolis since it opened. Check out their extensive selection of bike gear to get going on two wheels. Click here to save $300 on your next bicycle.
4. Electrify Your Adventure
Have you thought about electric bikes? Electric bicycles give you the flexibility of pedal or electric power to suit the needs of each trip. Consider buying or renting an electric bike so you can get around quick, easy, and green! Freewheel Bike offers a large selection of the industry’s top electric options. Click here to save $50 on a bike priced $699 or more.
5. Get a Rinse from the Pros
If your commute includes a car, keep it clean sustainably by using a commercial car wash. You may be tempted to wash down your car in your driveway, but don’t! Backyard carwashes are bad for the environment because they create toxic runoff and consume way too much water. Instead visit Dan’s Nicollet Car Wash to get a high quality, sustainable rinse. Click here to save $5 on a Works Wash.
6. Stay Protected
Whether you get going on 2, 3, or 4 wheels, you need to be protected and ready for anything. Better World Club will provide you with 24/7 roadside assistance and all the travel information and tools that you need to make your spring trips the best and safest they can be! Plus, owners of electric and hybrid cars get discounted memberships! Click here to get free bicycle coverage plus 20% off any new auto or bicycle membership.
7. Bike, Bus, or Train to Work
You don’t need to go on a long journey to get the most out of your bicycle—commuting to work can be the most rewarding pedal-powered activity. May 17th is Bike to Work Day so grab your helmet and your bag and join other active Minnesotans on their sustainable commute! Or if you’d like to sit back, relax, and read or listen to a podcast during your commute, check out Metro Transit’s bus and light rail options!
Get going this May and enjoy the best that sustainable travel has to offer no matter where you go. Happy trails!