“I moved to Minneapolis six years ago and biking in the Greenway Glow was easily one of the best nights I’ve had in this city!”– Shane M.”

We invite you to join us for a VIP Bike ride during the Greenway Glow Arts Festival, to raise funds to protect and enhance the Midtown Greenway.

The rides can sell out, so register today!

Choose from two rides:

  • Family Ride to the Family Glow: 6-9 p.m.
  • Glow Ride:  8-11 p.m.

After your ride, join us at Eastlake Brewing in the Midtown Global Market for the free After-Glow Party from 9 p.m. – Midnight, featuring tacos and craft beer (or kombucha or soda) for all registered riders.  (The party is open to everyone.)  Note:  Tacos available to registered riders from 9:30 – 11:30 pm.

Can’t make it to the After-Glow Party at Eastlake?  There will also be snacks and beverages for riders at the Vine Arts Center rest stop.

Bike Ride Start Location

All Bike Rides Start near the Midtown Bike Center.  Check in on the Greenway between 10th and 11th Avenue.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the ride you wish to join.  Rides will start as a group but are self-led, allowing you to stop and visit the many art installations and performances along the way.

Things to Bring with You to the Glow

  • Bike helmet (required)
  • Bike lights
  • Bike lock
  • Bright-colored or reflective clothing
  • ID and some cash
  • Community spirit and support for the artists and the Greenway!

Vine Arts Rest Stop

The main rest stop for all rides is Vine Arts Center in the Ivy Building at 27th Avenue and the Greenway.  Be sure to go INSIDE and upstairs to Vine Arts Center to check out the gallery and enjoy snacks and beverages.  Get there before 9 p.m. to get your free ice cream treat (outside).

Vine Arts Center is hosting the Family Glow from 6 – 9, but will be open for the entire Glow until Midnight.  Be sure to check out their Night Bike Gallery installation and Black Light Studio!

The VIP Rides

6 – 9 p.m.  Family Ride to the Family Glow at Vine Arts Center, featuring “make and take” art and kids activities.  Activities will be held both inside and outside of Vine Arts, which is located in the Ivy Arts Building at 27th Avenue and the Greenway in Seward.  The ride is about 4 miles round-trip.   (After 9 p.m., Vine Arts will have music, treats, and more upstairs in their gallery!)

8 – 11 p.m.  Glow Ride.  Approximately 10-mile ride with your choice of stops at the art installations and performances, ending with the After-Glow party at Eastlake Brewery!

After-Glow Party from 9 p.m to Midnight.  Award Ceremony at 11:30 p.m.   Door prize drawings will be held at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30.

Greenway Glow Merchandise!

Get Awesome Greenway Glow Merchandise for Raising Funds!

Fundraising is not required to participate in the Glow, but it’s the ONLY way to get the glow-in-the-dark event t-shirt and try to win a NEW BIKE. (You can also make your own donation if you prefer.)

The person who raises the MOST funds (over $500) for the Greenway will win a Surly Cross Check Flat Bar bike, with a retail value of over $900.  The bike will be custom fit for you!

You will receive a fundraising page when you register.  Simply send the link to your friends and family and see how easy it is to raise funds to support the nation’s best urban bike trail!

Raise $25:  Get the glow-in-the-dark Greenway Glow event T-shirt!

Note:  To guarantee you will receive your t-shirt at the event, be sure to raise the required amounts by July 12.   Shirts will also be mailed out 1-2 weeks after the event.


Midtown Greenway:  Rides will start between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue on the Greenway, near the Midtown Bike Center and across the Greenway from the Midtown Global Market.

While the street address for the event is 2834 10th Avenue South, 55407, the event is down IN the Greenway.  There are stairs and a bike ramp between 10th and 11th Avenues.


Arts Festival and Bike Ride, 6 p.m. – Midnight

Family Glow at Vine Arts Center, 6 – 9 p.m.

Family Ride, 6-9 p.m.

Glow Ride, 8-11 p.m.

After-Glow Party, 9 p.m. – Midnight


Adult Registration: $59.00
No additional fundraising required, but get Glow t-shirts and other prizes by collecting (optional) donations!

Youth Registration $39.00
17 & Under. No additional fundraising required, but get Glow t-shirts and other prizes by collecting (optional) donations!

Midtown Greenway Coalition members (donors) get a $5 discount.  When registering, use this promotional discount code:  MGC

Contact us!

Soren Jensen