City Pages Feature: Matt Tennant

The City Pages featured Matt Tennant - Full Cycle's founder - as part of their People Issue, which "celebrates people making Minnesota a better place." He's the real deal. Here's an excerpt, along with the complete article in screen cap form:

Matt Tennant: The Bike Builder

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by Emily Cassel in News

Matt Tennant’s approach to addressing youth homelessness is a little less by the book, a little more by the bike.

Fifteen years ago, Tennant was an outreach worker who spent his days connecting with young people in their environment, handing out winter gear and bus tokens, introducing them to shelters and resources.

Noble work, to be sure. But Tennant nonetheless felt he was only doing half of the job.

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About Surly Masher

Surly Masher is a winter bike event benefiting Full Cycle, a non-profit bike shop providing job training, food, resources, and support to youth experiencing homelessness across the Twin cities. Located in South Minneapolis, Full Cycle is a social enterprise of Pillsbury United Communities.

Taking place on February 11, 2018, Surly Masher is the FIRST-EVER collaboration between Surly Bikes and Surly Brewing – two iconic Minnesota brands destined for a good mashing! This family-friendly event welcomes riders of all ages and abilities to test ride the latest from Surly Bikes on a demo course at Surly Brewing.

To guarantee a surly experience, this winter bike event will take place in February – a time in Minnesota that nobody wants to be left outside. Please join Surly Bikes, Surly Brewing, and all of our sponsors. Help us raise money for Full Cycle bike shop. | @surlymasher | #SurlyMasher

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