Riding bikes, telling stories in Minneapolis

Participants took a sun break.
Ann Marie Fox of St. Paul and other participants in "Spinning Stories" take a break before listening to a story told in Logan Park in Minneapolis Oct. 3, 2015.
Courtney Perry for MPR News

Brian Fanelli, a red-bearded Minneapolis man by way of Buffalo, N.Y., rides around the Twin Cities on his reliable Hardrock bike, leading events called "Spinning Stories."

Participants ride to different locations, take breaks and listen to stories.

The theme for a recent storytelling session in northeast Minneapolis: What it means to be an American in 2015. The event was designed to create a safe space for people of color who will take strangers into their neighborhoods to share personal stories, Fanelli said.

The next Spinning Stories, themed "Paranormal Activity," is set for Oct. 31.

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