CYCLING MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA
-- Look for our new website in April 2015 --
Welcome bicycle enthusiasts!
There are several ways to participate- by following us on Facebook and Twitter, by considering a donation to our collection, by volunteering your energies to our efforts, and by supporting us financially. (see the FAQ for details)
Donations can also be mailed to CMM, PO Box 580201, Minneapolis, MN 55458.
Facts and FAQs for the Cycling Museum of Minnesota
Our mission statement: “The Cycling Museum of Minnesota celebrates how cycling has shaped our culture and communities, and provides us with tools to transform the future.”
Our vision statement: “Through the work of the Cycling Museum of Minnesota, our community will better understand the foundational and central role of cycling and cyclists in our past, present, and future development.”
Q. How is the CMM organized?
A. CMM was formed by a core group in January 2014. Since May 2014, the organization has been led by an eleven-member Board of Directors comprised of individuals with combined backgrounds in business, collecting, museums, law, architecture, design, communications and fundraising. We have four subcommittees, responsible for Finance, Development, Collections and Exhibits, and Communications.
Q. Is the CMM a non-profit?
A. The Cycling Museum of Minnesota became a federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization on January 16, 2015.
Q. When will the CMM be open to the public?
A. The CMM hopes to open to the public some time in the future, until which time we will open by invitation or for scheduled events.
Q. Where is CMM located? How/why did the CMM choose its current location?
A. While we are not yet open for regular hours, we are hard at work managing collections and planning for the future in a temporary showroom space about Recovery Bike Shop on Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis. The owners of Recovery Bike Shop who are co-founders of CMM are generously donating use of this space during these initial phases.
Q. Do you foresee moving to another venue going forward?
A. Yes, if/when the CMM’s revenues and raised funds would support relocation.
Q. I have some cool cycling-related items. How can I donate and/or loan cycling artifacts to the CMM?
A. Contact us at email@example.com with a description of the item(s) you wish to donate or loan. A member of the Collections and Exhibits Committee will contact you.
Q. How can I support the CMM financially?
A. Donations may be sent to CMM, PO Box 580201, Minneapolis, MN 55458. You can also make a donation on our website using PayPal.
In future, CMM will offer memberships and sponsorship opportunities. To inquire about how you can help support CMM, please contact us at the e-mail address below.
Q. How can I volunteer with CMM?
A. CMM will be seeking assistance going forward in collections, exhibits, administration, programs, and other areas. If you are interested, please send us an e-mail of interest.
Q. Can I review the CMM’s corporate documents?
A. They are available upon request. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. How can I obtain more information about the CMM?
A. Please e-mail us at: email@example.com