Minneapolis is No. 2 in Bicycling Mag's "America's Best Bike Cities" Rankings

Bicycling magazine has ranked Minneapolis as the number two city in their biennial rankings of America’s 50 Best Bike Cities.

The magazine says bicycling culture is thriving in Minneapolis and cites how the launch of the Nice Ride bike-share program in 2010 has helped shift cycling from a cultural phenomenon to a community-wide initiative. Annual Nice Ride subscriptions have tripled, and daily trips doubled. The city has also added 35 miles of bike lanes, installed four bike-boulevard corridors, and released an updated bike plan calling for a dozen more. It seems that cycling culture will continue to flourish in Minneapolis.

The complete rankings – which appear in the July issue of Bicycling on newsstands May 29th – has Portland, OR reclaiming the title of the Best Bike City in America, and Boulder, CO (#3), Washington D.C. (#4) and Chicago, IL (#5) rounding out the top five.

For more information about bicycling in Minneapolis, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles.

Published May 22, 2012