Minnesota is home to some of the most bike-able cities in the United States. Read on to discover the 5 Most Bike-Friendly Communities in Minnesota.
From the bustling metropolis of Minneapolis to a smattering of college towns to spectacular coastal and inland wilderness, Minnesota is a wonderfully diverse state with plenty of great places to bike. Here are the 5 Most Bike-Friendly Communities in Minnesota according to the annual rankings by the League of American Cyclists.
Minneapolis is consistently ranked among the most bicycle-friendly cities in the United States. From the riverfront paths to the Great Northern Greenway, Minneapolis is brimming with scenic rides. Hop on a Nice Ride bike and take a self-guided bike tour of the city or explore local neighborhoods.
#2: Hennepin County
In Hennepin County, there are more places to ride a bike than drive a car! Hennepin County is home to 46 communities including Minneapolis, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove and Minnetonka. The vast bike network connects nearly every town and city in the county. You can find an interactive map and a digital map of the Hennepin County bike network here.
#3: Saint Paul
Saint Paul’s bike network is booming. With over 188 miles of bikeways, it’s quite easy to get around on 2 wheels. Enjoy the scenery on the river front trails and explore the city on the growing network of bike lanes and bike boulevards.
#4: Fergus Falls
Nearly every high-speed roadway in Fergus Falls is equipped with bicycle facilities. There’s no shortage of mountain biking trails and greenways to ride as well. Check out some of the best places to bike in Fergus Falls here.
#5: Grand Marais
Grand Marais is a beautiful waterfront town where epic paved and dirt trail networks come together. Some of the most scenic off-road biking in the state can be accessed at the C.J. Ramstad Trail. Hop on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail, a greenway that runs along Lake Superior’s northern shore.