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Bicycling in Minneapolis

Bicycling in MinneapolisThe Minneapolis Bicycling Program helps those who live and work in the city use bicycles as a safe, healthy and low-cost way to travel. Minneapolis was been ranked as one of the best biking city in the country by Bike Score, the #3 biking city by Bicycling Magazine, and the #4 bicycling city in the nation by the US Census Bureau. Minneapolis has 118 miles of on-street bikeways and 92 miles of off-street bikeways. The city has also been awarded with the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community Award. Minneapolis is home to Nice Ride Minnesota, and the Midtown Bike Center.

Learn more about the City of Minneapolis Bicycle Program.

Walking Routes for Youth Map Out Now!

WalkingRoutesforYouthMap-coverThe City's Walking Routes for Youth Map will help students and families navigate their neighborhoods in a new way! Schools, parks, libraries and other great destinations are found on the map, along with a network of routes that connect them all.

The maps will be distributed at schools beginning in fall 2014, and will be available in four languages: English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong. Digital versions of the map will be available on the City's Safe Routes page and a mobile version will let you track your location while you walk the routes!


You can learn more about the map and other Minneapolis Safe Routes to School projects here.


On-Street Bicycle Corral Program

Do you have high bicycle parking demand at your business with limited space in the boulevard/sidewalk area? Check out the city's On-Street Bicycle Corral Program:

Bike Corral Program FAQ 

Bike Corral Application

Please contact Paul Cao at (612) 673-2943 or email Paul.Cao@minneapolismn.gov for more information about installing municipal bike racks at your location.

Protected Bikeway Planning

In 2014, the City of Minneapolis is preparing an update to the Bicycle Master Plan on priority locations for protected bikeways.

Understanding Bicycle Markings in Minneapolis

Over the past two years, Minneapolis has doubled the miles of on-street bikeways. Whether you are driving a car or riding a bike, it is important that all road users know what all the new markings mean. Two new videos produced by the City of Minneapolis will help bicyclists and motorists better understand how to safely coexist on city streets. Check out the videos below and visit the Understanding New Bicycling Markings page for more information.

Check out these other videos about biking in Minneapolis.

Biking in the City (English)
Riding a bike is one of the most popular ways to get around Minneapolis. See why it's important for both cyclists and drivers to know the road in this video from the Minneapolis "Did you know..." series.

Conociendo el Camino o Andando en Bicicleta en la Ciudad (Spanish)
Andar en bicicleta es una de las maneras mas populares de ir a muchos sitios en Minneapiolis. Vea porque es importante para los ciclistas y conductors conocer el camino,en este Video de las series "Sabia Usted…" de Minneapolis.

Kaxeenta Baaskiilada ee Magaalada Gudaheed(Somali)
Baasikiiladu waa gaadid caan ah oo loo isticmaalo socdaalka Minneapolis. Ka daawo fiidyowgan taxanaha ee loo yaqaan ''Ma Ogtahay…" muhiimada kaxeenta baaskiilada iyo baaburta ee socdaalka jidadka.

Kev Cai Txog Lub Tsheb Tuam Hauv Nroog (Hmong)
Yog xav paub ntxiv, sais nroog Minneapolis cov tshooj xov xwm hu, "Koj pos paub…”

In 2014, the City of Minneapolis is preparing an update to the Bicycle Master Plan on priority locations for protected bikeways.

If you’re interested in volunteering, register online or contact Simon Blenski at simon.blenski@minneapolismn.gov or 612-616-7345.

Last updated Nov 7, 2014