Twin Cities’ Plant-Based Bike Crawl And After-Party

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Sunday, July 28, 2024
10:00am - 3:00pm

Reverie Cafe + Bar

Join the Twin Cities’ Second Plant-Based Bike Crawl with stops at Reverie Cafe + Bar, Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken, and (for long route riders) Francis Burger Joint!


Join us for an unforgettable adventure—Twin Cities’ Second Plant-Based Bike Crawl—on Sunday, July 28, from 10am–3pm, hosted by Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA).

This is a recreational ride and riders of all skill levels are welcome. Help us raise funds for Twin Cities Veg Fest while you meet others interested in plant-based living and nosh on great eats from sponsors Reverie Cafe + Bar and Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken. Short route riders will get a cookie from Trio Plant-Based, and long route riders will get a sample from Francis Burger Joint.

We’ll then finish off the event with music, food, drinks, games, and vegan vendors during our after-party at Reverie Cafe + Bar!

Your crawl fee (Basic $75, or VIP $150) supports Twin Cities Veg Fest, the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest.

The crawl is led by Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA), a local non-profit. CAA is best known as the organizer of both Twin Cities Veg Fest and the Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge.

Whether you’re an avid biker, a vegan, a curious foodie, or just looking for adventure, the plant-based bike crawl is for you. Get ready to taste some of the best of local plant-based eats on two wheels!

Ride Details

Pedal through iconic Minneapolis parks on your way to different vegan restaurants. You’ll start and end your journey at Reverie Cafe + Bar, where we’ll also have an after-party from 1pm to 3pm with games, food, drinks, and the chance to shop from local vegan vendors.

You have a choice of two routes with food stops:

12 miles: Bike from Reverie Cafe + Bar to the Midtown Greenway, along Bde Maka Ska and Lake Harriet, then go along city streets to the Washburn Park Water Tower for a cookie from Trio Plant-Based. After that, you’ll follow Minnehaha Creek and city streets to Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken for a second stop. You’ll then return to Reverie Cafe + Bar. The trip is 11.3 miles.

30 miles: Bike from Reverie Cafe + Bar to the Mississippi River, then along the Mississippi and city streets to a stop at Francis Burger Joint. From there you’ll return to the river and then go past Bde Maka Ska and Lake Harriet, heading to the Washburn Park Water Tower for a cookie from Trio Plant-Based, and then on to Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken. You’ll finish your ride at Reverie Cafe + Bar.

We’ll provide you with a route map and times each food stop will be open. You are welcome to start at 10am and ride independently.

There will be one marshalled group ride of the short route leaving at 11:00am from Reverie Cafe + Bar.

You can also choose to participate as a volunteer. Volunteers get a cookie, a coupon for a free game, and the chance to get to know fellow participants. See the full list of opportunities at the bottom of the page.

Ticket Types

The general admission and VIP ticket types include a donation to make this year’s Twin Cities Veg Fest a success!

  • Student/Limited Income: We’re focused on keeping our events accessible to everyone.
  • General admission: Includes ride participation (short or long), wristband, and food stops.
  • VIP: Includes ride participation, wristband, food stops, free drink at Reverie Cafe + Bar, free shirt or jersey, free month-long pass to YIP Fitness with personal coaching, and free participation in our “knock the blocks” game at the after-party.

CAA Bike Jersey

The VIP ticket includes a custom CAA Aero Tech bike jersey which features:

  • AeroDri Fabric
  • Set-in Sleeve
  • Full Zipper
  • 3 Back Pockets
  • 50+ UPF Sun Protection
  • made in the USA

Registration and Check-In

Buying a ticket here registers you for the ride. At check in, we’ll provide you with your ride wristband that enables you to get food. You’ll also be able to pick up a shirt if you’ve ordered one.

You have two check-in options:

  • Ahead on Thursday July 25, 4-8pm at the CAA Office, 2100 1st Avenue South, Suite 200

If you register early, you are welcome to start your ride from any location.

  • At the ride on Sunday July 28 at Reverie Cafe + Bar, 1517 E 35th St, 9:30am-10:30am

After check in, you’re welcome to start your ride. A marshalled group ride of the short route will begin at 11:00am.


The after party is free for anyone to attend! Join us from 1 pm – 3 pm at Reverie Cafe + Bar. There will be games, food, drinks, and the chance to shop from local vegan vendors.

We will periodically update the details below. Check back here or follow us on Instagram for the latest.


  • Mad Hare Vegan
  • Borealle
  • Vescent Soap
  • 7th & Poppy
  • More to come!


VIP riders play free. All others pay $5 to play each game.

Play for a chance to win prizes from Compassionate Action for Animals and our vendors! The games include:

  • Knock the Blocks
  • Rubber Duck Pond

Food and Drink

General admission riders get a free small plate from Reverie Cafe + Bar.

VIP riders get a free small plate and free drink from Reverie Cafe + Bar.

Additional food and drink is available for purchase.


The Sunshapes will rock the after-party with songs from their debut album Bombshell Tree of Life.

The Sunshapes


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