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Getting Around


Cycling is a great way to see as many projects across the city as possible throughout the night. Don’t forget a safety light and helmet.

Check out Nice Ride, the Twin Cities’bike share system. $6 will give you unlimited trips (of 30 minutes or less) all night long. Nice Ride stations convenient to Northern Spark events are marked on all festival maps.

We have a special project for up to 1,000 cyclists this year called Kuramoto Model (1000 Fireflies). Check out the Northern Spark website to see how you can participate.

Metro Transit

Select Metro Transit bus stops near festival venues are marked with a Metro Transit symbol on all festival maps. Regular fares apply.

Suggested routes:

Zone A to Zone B
catch 6 southbound at Fourth Street SE and Sixth Avenue SE
(last ride at 12 midnight)

Zone B to Zone C
catch 6 southbound at Eighth or Tenth Street S and Hennepin Avenue
(last ride at 12 midnight)

Zone C to Zone D
catch 11 southbound at Grant Street W and Nicollet Avenue
(last ride at 1 am)

Zone D to Zone E
catch 2 eastbound at Third Avenue S and Franklin Avenue E
(last ride at 12:30 am)

Zone E to Zone A
catch 7 northbound at 21st Avenue S and Riverside Avenue
(last ride at 11:30 pm)

For more information on Metro Transit bus routes and times:
TTY 651-291-0904


Parking ramps and lots are marked in each zone. Please note that Main Street SE between Fourth Avenue SE and Sixth Avenue SE will be closed to vehicles from 12 noon on Saturday, June 9 until 9 am, Sunday, June 10.


All night bathrooms are marked on the festival maps.