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Bike/Walk to Work Event Was Big Success

June 13, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Even with the rain there were over 250 attendees AND 70 volunteers at Brake for Breakfast 2013 (after a 2 year hiatus) this morning celebrating Bike Walk Week in the Twin Cities! We biked a cumulative 2,365 miles roundtrip this morning! The Minnesota Environmental Fund, a workplace giving program for Minnesota-based environmental organizations, sponsored the event along with the tenants of the Greenway building and others (full list below). The Current (89.3) van was also there rocking the tunes!

For breakfast we served pancakes, eggs, oatmeal, Kalona Supernatural yogurt and Seven Sunday muesli, Larabars, and Peace Coffee and juice. We went through 28 dozen eggs, several boxes of pancakes, a few crockpots of oatmeal, over 300 yogurts, AND many gallons of Peace Coffee without incident! Additionally, thanks to Eureka Recycling for making this a zero-waste event.
This event is part of Bike Walk Week ( ) and is sponsored by Minnesota Environmental Fund (MEF) and Co-Sponsored by: Wellington Management, Civia, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), Energy Center of Wisconsin, Envision Minnesota, Eureka Recycling, Great Plains Institute, Headwaters Foundation, Midtown Greenway Coalition, Nonprofits Assistance Fund, Peace Coffee, SOS Building Services, Inc., The Energy Conservatory, Will Steger Foundation.

Donors included: Hamden Co-op, The Hub Bike Co-op, Kalona Supernatural, Larabar, Mississippi Market, Northern Sun Merchandising, Peace Coffee, Seven Sundays, The Wedge Co-op, Kowalski’s

Vendors at the event included: Metro Transit (with their bike rack display), NiceRide Midtown Greenway Coalition, The Hub Bike Co-op with a fix it station, Beez Kneez, Full Cycle, Bicycle Alliance of MN, Minneapolis Bicycle Alliance and Minnesota Enviromental Fund (MEF)

To see tweets and photos from the event go to #Brake4Breakfast on twitter or Instagram. For more photos go to
The Minnesota Environmental Fund (MEF) is a state-wide network of Minnesota’s most respected and responsible non-profit environmental and conservation organizations working together to protect, conserve and restore Minnesota’s environment through employee giving.  Joining MEF is one of the most effective ways to protect the Minnesota we know and love for future generations.

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