MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new, nonprofit bike shop called Venture North opened Monday in north Minneapolis and it offers its community sales, repairs and coffee.

But it doesn’t just sell bikes, it promotes a lifestyle. The people behind Venture North say bikes aren’t just great for transportation, they’re also great for your health. The experience offers a way to build both muscle and friendships. It also offers a certain city freedom.

“How free do you want to be?” said Marilu Thomas, Venture North’s executive director. “Here in Minneapolis, we have phenomenal trails.”

The nonprofit’s goal is rather ambitious: It seeks to get every person who isn’t on a bike on a bike.

Venture North is located at 1830 Glenwood Ave. North.

Comments (7)
  1. Grammy Nom says:

    Right. Non-profit. Just the like the Northside companies that were giving laptops to families in need? What a farce!

  2. keel says:

    No problemo…..bikes will disappear in a couple weeks…

  3. More gov start up funds says:

    Nice try to promote the lifestyle, you can’t change that lifestyle.

  4. Orrest says:

    Somebody tries to something positive and the boo birds of CCO viewers come out with their negativity

  5. Bob Moffitt says:

    “Boo birds?” Heh. But you’re right. Nice to hear some good news out of North Mpls for a change.

  6. Charmaine Wahlstrom Schodde says:

    Congratulations and what a great idea! I have many fond memories of riding around North Minneapolis.

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