Art in the Cafe

People + Bikes = Community

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Open Streets // Photo: Mike Beck

About the Show

We believe in the positive power of pedaling to create community. We've sponsored a bike team for 20 years with a focus on beginner and women's racing and happily designate our street space for bike parking and Nice Ride. Each year we show the Tour de France and invite our community to gather around cycling and good food. Though Bike Benefits we offer employee incentives to ride to work & reward our patrons who come on two wheels. We advocate for better biking infrastructure in our city. Biking, like Good Real Food, is core to who we are.

We believe that biking, like Good Real Food, should be for everyone yet we recognize it is not. Dominant narratives and systemic inequities block access to biking for many people. With gratitude, we offer our walls to People + Bikes = Community to celebrate biking of all kinds and highlight the many bike organizations in the Twin Cities who, through biking, work for social justice and inspire positive change for individuals and our community. Together, we can create safe space and community for everyone to ride a bike.

Featured Photographs

Urban Roots
ImageUrban Roots is a Saint Paul organization whose mission is to cultivate and empower youth through cooking, gardening and conservation. Every summer Urban Roots Conservation Interns get trained to safely ride their bikes on the streets of the East Side in Saint Paul. In addition to safety on the road they also learn basic bike maintenance skills like how to change a tire. Then all summer they bike to the many parks on the East Side to do the hard dirty work of restoring our parks to a more natural state. Last summer they biked a combined total of close to 600 miles!

Photo: Emma Freeman

Interested Artists

Artists interested in showing their work at the cafe can send us an email with a letter of interest, resume, and at least five work samples.