Preserve Minneapolis announces 2012 Minneapolis Walking and Biking tours schedule

Preserve Minneapolis announces the line-up of the latest season of its popular Walking and Biking Tours of the city's historic places. The tours are not only the best way to experience the city’s diverse neighborhoods, but also a means to experience the historic pulse of the city.

During the summer of 2012, Preserve Minneapolis will offer 29 unique tours this summer’s schedule runs from May 23 – Sept. 15. It will include new tours and highlight unique areas such as the Uptown, Fort Snelling, East Hennepin Avenue, and Lake of the Isles. In June, bike tours will offer riders momentous views of several south Minneapolis locations.

On each tour, experienced guides will tell the “stories behind the story” and give participants a greater understanding of the area’s social and built history. Tours typically cost $5 per person.

Participants are strongly urged to pre-register online; however, when space allows, last-minute additions will be included with cash payments at the tour starting points. Most tours will continue, regardless of inclement weather. Several tours cover long distances and some traverse hilly terrain, so some degree of stamina is necessary. Parts of some tours are not ADA accessible. Register and pre-pay online.

The 2012 TOUR DESTINATIONS includes:

Grain Belt Brewery; Uptown; Midtown; Cotton Tail Bicycle Trail; Loring Hill; Tangletown and Minnehaha Creek; Como-Harriet Streetcar Line; Southwest Lake Harriet; Milwaukee Avenue; Walk With Maud - Lowry Hill East; Historic Old Highland; 27th and Lake; Hennepin Avenue Theaters; East Hennepin Avenue; Marcy Holmes - Fifth Street SE. Historic District; Minneapolis Warehouse District; Nokomis Knoll Historic District; Northside Synagogues; Historic Park Avenue Part I: The Mansion District; Red Cedar Lane; Fort Snelling Upper Post; U of M—The Old Campus Historic District; Lake of the Isles; Elliot Park and the 9th Street Historic District; Lowry Hill; Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery; Historic Park Avenue Part II: The Southern District

Please visit the Preserve Minneapolis website for more information.

Preserve Minneapolis, a non-profit organization, assumed responsibilities from the City for the Minneapolis Walking Tours in 2011. Preserve Minneapolis is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minneapolis by recognizing, preserving, and revitalizing the architectural and related cultural resources of the city.

Published May. 4, 2012