Explore by Bike

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are home to hundreds of miles of on-street bike lanes, bike boulevards and dedicated paths. The number of miles of bike facilities has doubled in recent years.

America's best bike Cities

With a fast growing network of bikeways that can get you where you're going both quickly and safely, you can go virtually anywhere in the cities by bike. If you live or work in the city, it's easy to incorporate cycling into your everyday activities. Take a bike to a meeting across town or use one to expand your lunch options. Go for a ride along the river or visit a park or museum. Bike sharing makes exploring the city easy and every ride can be a new adventure.

Facts about biking in the Twin Cities:

  • Saint Paul has been designated as a bronze level "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Cyclists.
  • Minneapolis has been designated as a gold level "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Cyclists.
  • Minneapolis was named America's most bike friendly city in 2010 by Bicycling Magazine.
  • The twin Cities has one of the highest percentages of people who commute to work by bicycle in the nation. Census data shows that approximately 4,500 Minneapolitans regularly commute to work by bicycle.
  • All Metro Transit buses are now equipped with bike racks. You can even try one out at several retail locations around the Cities.

 

Take a tour

Nice Ride tours

Bridges of Minneapolis tour
Land of the Golden Gophers tour
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes tour
Graffiti tour
Holy-Rollers tour
Mmmmm, Beer tour
Famous Architecture tour
Bike Bridges tour
Art Al Fresco tour
Urban Wildlife tour
'The New You' tour
'Prince for a Day' tour
Original Garage Band tour
'I See Dead People' tour

City Pages

Cycling Resources

Bicycling Saint Paul
Resources and programs for bicyclists from the City of Saint Paul.

Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition
Working to improve bicycle infrastructure and awareness in Saint Paul.

The Minneapolis Bicycle Program
Resources and programs for bicyclists from the City of Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition
Advocating for a city where bicycling is encouraged and everyone feels comfortable riding.

Minneapolis Bike Map On-line
New comprehensive bike map of Minneapolis.

Cyclopath
Online route planning for the 7-county Twin Cities metro area.

Bike Walk Twin Cities
An all-out effort to increase biking and walking, and decrease driving.

Visit Saint Paul
Official Saint Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Meet Minneapolis
Official Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association.

Minneapolis Bike Love
Everything bike related that's happening in Minneapolis.

Google Bike Maps
Plan your route on bicycle friendly streets and paths using Google.

Metro Transit
Learn about connections between bicycling and transit