Free bike use to be offered during GOP convention

Downtown bikes
During the Republican National Convention Twin Cities commuters will have an alternative to driving - biking. Commuters will be able to check-out bikes throughout the city.
MPR Photo/Cara Hetland

People worried about getting around the Twin Cities during the Republican National Convention may have an answer - free bike use.

Minneapolis and St. Paul will be given 1,000 bikes for people to use during the four-day convention that starts September 1.

The bikes will be stationed at racks set up at different points around the cities. They can be checked out by swiping a credit card or a program ID card, then checked back in at racks stationed elsewhere.

The bikes are provided by Humana, and 75 of them will remain after the convention.

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