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Bicycling in Minneapolis

BIKING IN MINNEAPOLIS COMMUTERS "Just a few key items that make our growing bike community so unique This city of lakes is also filled with its fair share of bicycles. Here's the breakdown of what keeps bikers rolling through Minneapolis. 4.3% NPLS of Minneapolis workers commuted to work by bicycle. 7,200 MPLS RESIDENTS A CULTURAL TIMELINE HENNEPIN AVE 1861 2011 1540 on the Midtown Greenway between 20th Ave and Cedar Ave on the Midtown Greenway between Hennepin Ave and Humboldt Ave at Hennepin Ave between h St and 7th St 15TH AVE SE 84 UNIVERSITY AVE MIDTOWN GREENWAY I-35 W 3540 1400 5.5-mile long former railroad corridor, in a 20-foot deep gorge for about half its distance so that bieyclists may travel under overhead street traffic nonstop. at 15th Ave SE between SE 4th St and SE University Ave America's first bike freeway opened on February 17, 1995. The trail features on University Ave over I-35 W BIKE SHOPS two separate one-way lanes for bike traffic and spans 4.3 miles. The bikeway has 7-foot-wide lanes for each direction of travel. Trails are lit at night, plowed in the winter, and open 24 hours a day, and 365 days per year. CEDAR LAKE TRAIL HENNEPIN AVE BRIDGE -- -94 Uof M CAMPUS Varsity Bike Shop Eriks Bike Shop 21 NORTHEAST Behind Bars Bieyele Shop DOWNTOWN 20 AVE 1000 MISSISSIPPI CEDAR RIVERSIDE One On One Island Cycle Supply Co 1200 RIVER Freewheel The Hub Bike Co-op on the 20th Ave S over I-94 on the Hennepin Ave bridge over the Mississippi River UPTOWN Grease Pit LAKE ST BRIDGE Sunrise Cyclery The Alt Bike & Board Flander's Bros Calhoun Cycle Penn Cycle FRANKLIN AVE BRIDGE LOWERTOWN Carlson's Cycles East The Hub Bike Co-op 1010 MISSISSIPPI MISSISSIPPI Mid-town Cylees Carlson's Cycles East 1050 1140 RIVER RIVER SOUTH MPLS on Cedar Lake Trail under I-394 Carlson's Cycles West Nokomis Cycle Hiawatha Cyclery Chris Kvale Cycles on the Franklin Ave bridge over the Mississippi River on the Lake St bridge over the Mississippi River Goede Dag! SOURCES Bike Shops - mo A Cultural Timeline -tw I letkoncombre lileet do o otr uatpnentatratt ewwtn.con Commuters- htwwwwestois.sbevestonusiesoto Ride Across the City h dnmpoletice 537 3,158 17 85 6,823 Top 10 Locations for Bicyclists Inw tismticyclesbiole am tenantwatntian RIDE ACROSS THE CITY BIKES IN THE WILD SIGHTINGS of STREETS with DEDICATED BIKE LINES SIGHTINGS of OFF-STREET BIKE PATHS SIGHTINGS TOP 10 LOCATIONS FOR BICYCLISTS "as counted by volunteers in September 2007. SIGHTINGS SE UNIVERSITY AVE SE 4TH ST 1997 O Bikers raced in the very first STUPOR BOWL, an annual bike race that fakes place the day SIGHTINGS before the Super Bowl. 1999 O Minneapolis based PEACE COFFEE frst began utilizing BIKE MESSENGERS. They now ride over 5,000 miles a year, peddling coffee and saving on fossil fuels. O 2005 O The BICYCLE FILM FEST (which began in 2000 in NYC) makes its first annual stop SIGHTINGS in MPLS. 2006 O Two Minneapolis designers set out on a mission to create a revolution in cycling apparel and TWIN SIX was born. 2007 O ARTCRANK holds it's first annual POSTER SHOW. Al theart is inspired by bikes and created by local designers. Although it began in Minneapolis, there are now shows in Denver, St. Louis, Portland, San Francisco, and Des Moines. SIGHTINGS 2009 O HANDSOME CYCLE CO. produced their Irsf bike frame for the handsome people f Minneapolis.

Bicycling in Minneapolis

shared by maggie on Apr 18
The city of lakes is also filled with its fair share of cycling enthusiasts, don't cha know. Learn what keeps 'em rollin.



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