By Hilary Johnson, Equal Exchange Sales Representative
Equal Exchange co-owners Scott and River got to ride bikes in banana suits Monday! The highlight of this sartorial adventure was the photograph with Minneapolis Mayor, R.T. Rybak. The event celebrated the expansion of Nice Ride MN, a nonprofit organizer of low-cost bicycle rentals in the Twin Cities. Participants, including Mayor Rybak and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, gathered at Seward Co-op, an Equal Exchange partner, customer and a co-founding member of the P6 Co-operative Trade Movement. They ate ice cream from Nice Ride’s bike-powered ice cream maker and took a leisurely ride across the Mississippi River to visit the new Nice Ride stations. Equal Exchange has been a proud sponsor of Nice Ride MN since its inception. Reducing carbon emissions by adopting cleaner transportation helps small farmers and consumers everywhere!
For the full article in the Southwest Minneapolis Patch and additional photos, click here.