Next Bike Adventure – Apple Valley

At a Glance: Exploring Apple Valley – Fun and Food

Home to the Minnesota Zoo, Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Park, and miles of paved trails, visitors and residents alike will enjoy exploring Apple Valley. You will find plenty of safe bicycling opportunities around this south metro community in the Twin Cities.

Mayor Mary of Apple Valley, MN riding the city trails with some of her young residents who live there.

Mayor Mary of Apple Valley, MN, riding the city trails with some of her young residents.

Where to Bike in the Area

Along with the many bike-friendly streets in the Apple Valley/Rosemount area, (displayed in the maps links below) you and your family will also find many safe recreational trails available to use to get around. The paved trails that run along the boulevards and through several picturesque neighborhoods offer several options for commuting by bike to area attractions, businesses, and parks. For those interested in mountain biking, then Lebanon Hills and Alimagnet Park are the places for you to check out.

Available Maps for the Area

HaveFunBiking area maps for Apple Valley and Rosemount are below.
Apple Valley bike map
Rosemount bike map 

Walk/Hike Opportunities

Apple Valley Parks & Rec
Rosemount Parks & Rec

Area Bike Shops and Clubs

Penn Cycle | 6824 Penn Ave. South, Richfield, MN 55423 | 612-866-7540
Valley Bike and Ski | 7707 149th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124 | 952-432-1666

Where to Play When Not Biking or Hiking

Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center | 14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN 55124 | 952-953-2399
Apple Valley Bowl, Bogart’s Place | 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124 | 952-432-1515
Minnesota Zoo | 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN 55124 | 952-431-9200

Where to Eat

From bars and grills to unique coffee shops, this area offers numerous great places to grab a bite to eat and relax.

Taste of Thaiyai | Menu | 7705 147th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124 | 952-431-4144
Valley Girl Expresso Bar | Menu | 7703 147th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124 | 952-953-1963
Rascal’s Bar and Grill | Menu | 7721 147th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124 | 952-431-7777

Where to Sleep When Visiting

Exploring Apple Valley

When exploring Apple Valley, you’ll want a place to rest your head after your day.


Public Wi-Fi Spots in the Area

Along with most hotels, many coffee shops and restaurants have Wi-Fi availability. The public library is another good option. The library in Apple Valley is located at 4955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124. To contact them, you can call them at 952-891-7045.

Also, there is a library in Rosemount which is located a 14395 S. Robert Trail 651-480-1200. See the Apple Valley Tourism Bureau for more detailed information.