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Bikeable Community Workshop

The City of Brainerd Walkable Bikeable City Committee would like to invite you or a representative from your organization to participate in a Bikeable Community Workshop.  The Committee is applying to the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) to host a workshop in either May, June or July 2018.  The application needs to be submitted on or before December 1, 2017.

A Bikeable Community Workshop trains local, county and regional staff, community leaders and advocates on how to plan and support more Bike Friendly Communities to encourage more people to be on bikes more often in Minnesota. Through discussion, presentations and a short on-bike mobile workshop, participants assess their community’s bicycle facilities to base an action plan on.

Target audiences for the workshop include engineers, law enforcement, planners, public health practitioners, school administrators, elected officials, community leaders and advocates.

The application information suggests that we include as many names, affiliations, and emails as possible for a well-rounded group of individuals who have agreed to participate in the workshop.

 The Committee is hoping that it can count you or someone in your organization to participate.  Please let me know one way or the other via e-mail whether you or someone in your organization can participate.  Because the application information should include the names and e-mail of those attending, if you or someone can attend, I would like to include your name and e-mail contact information in the application.

If you cannot commit at this time, I understand.  Letting me know that you are interested will be sufficient.  


If you have any question about the Workshop, I will try to answer them or get the answer for you.


Thank you for considering the Walkable Bikeable City Committee’s request.


Mark Ostgarden AICP

Mark Ostgarden

City Planner

501 Laurel Street

Brainerd, MN 56401

(218) 828-2309