Minneapolis/ Minneota by Bike

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


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  A review of Minneapolis
by Andrea Holm

Did you know that Minnesota was rated the number four for the most bicycle friendly state in America by the League of American bicyclists?  That it has the most bicycle parking per capita in the US?  That it has over 100 miles of bike lanes and trails?  Did you know that Minneapolis was rated number one as Americas most bicycle friendly city in 2011 by Bicycle magazine?  Nice Ride has over 115 stations and over 1200 bicycles throughout Minneapolis and St Paul that can be rented for free (up to 30 minutes) for 24 hours, or however long you want by subscribing to the program.  The point is that Minneapolis has made a concerted effort to expand the bicycle trails throughout the city.  Just watch this video about the Sabo Bridge http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/isnt-this-the-coolest-bike-only-bridge-ever-video.html or this one http://vimeo.com/29468556.

The midtown greenway, a bicycle path built to replace the railroad ties, runs throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Besides the obvious infra-city structure though, there are amazing bike trails that extend outside of the city as well.  You can ride to the William O Brian campground, just 40 miles from the city, or try the Masabi trail in the north of the state. 

When stopping for a break try the Weinery.  Here you will be feeling right at home as you get your own drinks from the soda fountain and sit at the counter of the tiny locale.  They offer all kinds of weiners, including vegetarian tofu dogs!  Try it with sauerkraut and dijon mustard and you won´t be disappointed.

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