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All – Ages Bike & Brew

When and Where

We’ll start and end at Surly Brewing Company (520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414) in the outdoor beer garden tent on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.

Why Climate Change is Bad for Beer AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT!

We’ll kick off the climate conversation at 11:30 about why climate change is bad for beer—and many other things we love—and what we can DO about it. Then we’ll play a team climate solutions trivia game. Walk away from this short conversation armed with ways you can be part of the climate solution.

Since transportation makes up about 28% of our personal climate footprints, we will learn about a way (besides biking!) to minimize our impacts. Lisa Thurstin, the Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition director since 2007, will tell us all about the newly launched Electric EV Spot Network. This network increases access to electric vehicle (EV) charging and electric vehicles through Evie Carshare and curbside EV Spot Charging in Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Lisa Thurstin is a senior manager and has been with the Clean Air team at the American Lung Association in Minnesota since 2000. She implements the Lung Association’s clean fuel activities through the Clean Air Choice® consumer education program and grant management.

The Bike Ride

Around 12:30 we’ll head out on our ride to the Stone Arch Bridge and we’ll return to Surly, maybe around 2:00ish?
The bike ride to the Stone Arch Bridge and North Loop Playground area is 7.69 miles (roundtrip) and relatively flat. At a leisurely 7 mph pace, it should be about an hour-long bike ride. When we feel like heading back to Surly, we will. You’re free to bike on your own or stay with the group. See the planned route.
No bike? No problem! Rent one from Nice Ride. If you need assistance in renting the bike, let us know when you sign up.
We also offer transportation and translation services when needed. Please indicate this on the sign-up form.


Looking for fun people with depth? We All Need Food and Water FUN Events participants tend to be honest, encouraging, accepting, supportive, dependable, and humorous people who care about issues beyond themselves. Seriously, these events attract fantastic people! Come see for yourselves and make new friends.

Special Services

We also offer transportation and translation services when needed. Please specify your needs on the sign-up form.

COVID Precautions

Social distancing. Whenever possible, social distancing will be observed by asking participants to spread out.

Sanitizing. Hand sanitizer will be available for participants to use. If you have a certain kind of hand sanitizer you prefer, please bring that along with you.

Health screening. Please stay home if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath. We ask that all participants evaluate their health before attending a program.

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Exploring Climate Change with Faith-Based Communities October 8, 2022.


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