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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Getting to Orchestra Hall: Bike

Bike to Orchestra Hall

Minneapolis is one of the best biking cities in the country, boasting 129 miles of on-street bikeways and 97 miles of off-street bikeways. Beginning with Sommerfest 2016, the Minnesota Orchestra is proud to provide a special offer for those who bike to Orchestra Hall as well as helpful tips and recommendations for navigating to our Hall.

There’s something distinctly Minnesotan about biking and we’re happy to support this healthy, low-cost and green way to travel. #bike2orchestrahall

Bike to Orchestra Hall Discount
50% off tickets

Bike to any concert at Orchestra Hall and show your bike helmet or gear at the Box Office to receive a card with a discount code to unlock 50% off select upcoming Minnesota Orchestra concerts. New concerts will be added to the list regularly. Some restrictions apply.

View eligible concerts »

Minnesota Orchestra staff and musicians biking to Orchestra Hall

Commuter Choice Awards


Commuter Choice Awards

Exciting news! The Minnesota Orchestra has won the 2017 Organization of the Year Award from Metro Transit's 2017 Commuter Choice Awards for the Bike to Orchestra Hall program.


Navigation Tips

A number of bike-friendly roads surround Orchestra Hall which is situated near the entrance to the Loring Greenway and Cedar Lake Trails. View a guide to Hennepin County bike trails. Be sure to watch out for construction though, especially as a result of the Nicollet Mall Project.  

 Bike routes and racks near Orchestra Hall

Bike Parking Tips

Permanent bike racks are available at the Orchestra Hall Stage Door, along Marquette Ave. S. Additional racks will be added for Sommerfest at the Stage Door and on the corner of Marquette Ave. S. and 11th Street S. Helmets can be securely stored inside the ring corridor lockers. Ask an usher for assistance.

A limited number of complimentary bus passes are available at the Box Office for those who bike to a Minnesota Orchestra concert and are uncomfortable biking home in the dark.

Nice Ride

Not one, not two, but THREE of the popular Nice Ride rental bike stations lie within just one block of Orchestra Hall. Show your Nice Ride receipt at the Box Office if you don't have a bike helmet or gear with you to receive the discount.

  • 10th St. S. & Nicollet Mall
  • 11th St. S. & Marquette Ave. S., in front of WCCO-TV
  • 12th St. S. & Nicollet Mall, in front of YWCA Downtown
Treble clef bike racks at Orchestra Hall
First time biking downtown? Here are some tips to keep in mind:
  1. Ride with traffic on the road, not against it.
  2. Always obey traffic laws. Stop at all stop lights and stop signs.
  3. Signal when turning and ride in a predictable manner.
  4. Be visible. Wear reflective and/or bright colored clothing and use a head and tail light.
  5. Wear a helmet


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