Minneapolis Named America’s Most Bike-Friendly City

Bikes1 Minneapolis was again ranked #1 on Bicycling magazine's list of America's Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities. With 43 miles of streets with dedicated bicycle lanes and 84 miles of off-street bicycle paths, it supports a thriving bike community. I know I have clients who bike to work year round in spite of our cold winters!

The city of Minneapolis reports that the US Census Bureau has ranked Minneapolis second only to Portland in the percentage of commuters who bike to work. And of course the rest of the Metro also has a wonderful trail network. Did you know that Minnesota has more miles of paved rail-to-bikeway trails than any other state?!

2010 sees some more bike-friendly changes for Bicycling in Minneapolis

  • Nicollet Mall re-opened for bicyclists 24/7 on March 22nd, after more than twelve years of restrictions
  • 40 more miles of bikeways to be built in the 2010 construction season, increasing the miles of Minneapolis bikeway paths by 30%!
  • A bicycle sharing program, Nice Ride, will begin in June 2010 – 1,000 bikes will be available in 80 secure, self-service kiosks throughout Downtown, the U of M Campus, and Uptown from April-November; swipe a card, pick up a bike at one kiosk and drop it off at another

Click here for bike maps… or create your own map at MapMyRide.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - EmailMinneapolis Realtor


Written By

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

Related Posts

Nice Ride Minnesota – the nation’s largest bike sharing system

đź–¨ Print Article The 10,000th trip on Nice Ride Minnesota, Minneapolis' new bike share program, was taken only 20 days after its June 10th launch… way to go, Minneapolis!  Now the city...

Subscribe to Our Newsletter for Market Updates & Mid-Century Modern Listings

Our weekly HomesMSP Update includes current local market information and a curated list of mid-century modern properties for sale, plus posts from an inspector, a lender, a stager, info about neighborhoods, life in the Twin Cities… even recipes!


Blog Categories


Sharon and John Hensrud

About Us

The HomesMSP Team is committed to meeting you where you are and listening… really listening to understand you so we can use our extensive knowledge of the market and local neighborhoods to give you personalized service.