Bicycling in Minneapolis
Minneapolis 2013 Bike Tour
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Start and finish at 4500 Kenwood Pkwy, Minneapolis
View the 2013 bike route
Online registration closes on Wednesday, September 11
The recreational bike tour for all ages and abilities spans the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System. Proceeds from the 2013 Minneapolis BikeTour will benefit bike safety and education events for Minneapolis youth as well as bike trail improvement projects throughout the system.
For more information and to register, click on the Minneapolis Bike Tour website.
7th Annual Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count
Minneapolis Public Works is gearing up to conduct its 7th Annual Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count and you can help! Volunteers will be asked to count the number of bicyclists and pedestrians at several locations around the city. The main days for counting will be September 10-12. Most counts are conducted from 4:00-6:00 p.m., although there are shifts throughout the day at select locations.
The City of Minneapolis conducts bicyclist and pedestrian counts in order to understand the impact of non-motorized travel on streets, sidewalks, and paths. Accurate counts enable the City to plan and build for bicyclists and pedestrians, while tracking changes in traffic.
If you are interested in volunteering, register online or contact Simon Blenski at email@example.com or612-616-7345. To learn more, please visit the City's count page to view traffic flow maps and past count reports.
New Bicyclist and Driver Campaign
With summer comes a growing number of people taking to the streets and trails on bikes. Whether you are biking, driving or doing both, the City of Minneapolis wants to remind everyone about bicycle safety. Four new transit shelter posters will help educate bicyclists and drivers on how to safely share the road and avoid common, preventable crashes. The posters will be up through June at 27 transit shelters around Minneapolis in areas of town where bicycle traffic is high and bicycle-related crashes are more frequent. Electronic versions of all our posters are available online.
The posters remind bicyclists and drivers that:
Funding for the campaign comes from the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program, a Federal grant aimed at increasing walking and bicycling. Design Works, an in-house design firm at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, designed the poster layout. The illustrations were done by local artist, Bill Rebholz.
More information about the campaign is online at www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles
Using Bicycle Racks on Buses & Trains
Bicycling in Minneapolis
Understanding Bicycle Road Markings
Bike Lanes Video
Shared Lanes Video
Nice Ride Minnesota
Minneapolis Bicycle Map
Bike Walk Twin Cities
Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition
Midtown Greenway Coalition
Share the Road
MN Department of Transportation
Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan
36th Street West Bikeway and Pedestrian Path
Pedestrian Master Plan
Register Your Bike With MPD
Every year, thousands of bikes are lost or stolen in Minneapolis. Many are recovered but due to a lack of identification, few are returned to their owners.
The Minneapolis Police Dept (MPD) has created an free and easy, online way to register your bicycle. You will need to include your bike's serial number, a description of the bike, including make and model, and your contact information.
Click on this link to register your bike and in the event it is lost or stolen, and recovered by the City, it can be returned to you quickly!
Biking Season Has Begun
Minneapolis has been voted at the top for biking cities in the country with 167 miles of bikeways.
In 2011, 37 miles were added along with new bike markings on the roads. The City has produced two new videos to help road users understand these markings so both bikes and cars can safely use the same streets. Learn more about biking in Minneapolis.