If you’re visiting Minneapolis on a bicycle, there are several resources available for your use.
Minneapolis is well known for its world-class trail system. The most prominent piece of the trail system is the Grand Rounds, which nearly circles the entire city. A 50-mile bicycle path (operated by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board) closely parallels parkway roads around multiple lakes, the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Creek, and residential neighborhoods.
The Mississippi River Trail runs through the city on both sides of the river. From north to south, Metro Map Insets seven, eight, nine, and ten (all pdf’s) from the MRT map book show the routes for the Mississippi River Trail in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis is also home to several rails to trails projects. The most prominent is the Midtown Greenway (operated by Minneapolis Public Works). This 6-mile bicycle path cuts across the heart of South Minneapolis from border to border. The Stone Arch Bridge is also a popular bicycle trail located near Downtown Minneapolis.
- You can check out a bicycle from Nice Ride Minnesota.
- There are many bicycling maps.
- Many local bicycle shops offer bicycle rentals.
- You can load your bicycle onto any Metro Transit bus or train.
- Check out the local bicycling events.
- Yes its true; you can bike in the winter. Minneapolis even plows its trails!
- The Minnesota Legislature and the Minneapolis City Council have established local bicycling laws and ordinances.
- One local hotel has special offers for bicyclers.
- You can contact us with Minneapolis bicycling questions.
Also, this Street Films video should bring you up to speed about all things bicycling in Minneapolis.
Last updated Apr. 16, 2012