Its Friday! Time to ride off for a a weekend of fun with family and friends.

Next bike/hike adventure – Explore Bloomington

At your fingertips, a fun indoor/outdoor adventure destination

If it is a first-class bike experience you’re looking for, Bloomington, MN, can add to it! Located in the south Twin Cities Metro and home to the world-renowned Mall of America, you will find many cycling opportunities; when you are not shopping. Explore the mountain bike trails along the Minnesota River or pedal the designated bike routes and paved trails to many attractions and parks in the area.

Places to ride

There is no shortage of pedaling fun for all experience levels in Bloomington, MN. You can comfortably share the designated bike-friendly streets with motorists, tour the many paved trails along the roads and parks, or hop on one of the connecting off-road trails. The emerging hotspots for outdoor enthusiasts to bike to include the Hyland Lake Park Reserve, the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and Normandale Japenese Gardens. At Hyland, you can relax at the beach, play disc golf, go for a nature hike, bike, and more. Or, venture along the trails in Minnesota River bottoms with your offroad bike.

Multi-modal Transportation expands your touring options.

Along with many connecting trails to other parts of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area, you can also use a city bus or the light-rail system to expand your next bike adventure in Bloomington. Both the city buses and lite-rail lines allow you to board with your bike on the east side of the Mall of America. See more on multi-modal opportunities at Metro-Transit when visiting.

Available Maps for exploring Bloomington

HaveFunBiking Bloomington Map
City Of Bloomington
Minnesota River Bottom Trail
Bass Pond and Old Cedar Bridge Trail
Hyland Lake Park Reserve
Long Meadow Lake Trail
Moir/Central Park

Walk/Hiking Opportunities

City of Bloomington
Minnesota River Bottom Trail
Bass Pond and Old Cedar Bridge Trail
Hyland Lake Park Reserve
Long Meadow Lake Trail
Moir/Central Park

Area Bike Shops and Clubs

750 W American Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55420

431 E 78th St, Bloomington, MN 55420

ERIK’S Bike Board Ski |431 E 78th St, Bloomington. MN | 952-886-0800 | Website

ERIK’S Bike Rentals |  6515 Richfield Pkwy Richfield, MN |952-886-0800 | Website

Freewheel Bike | 3916 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington | 952-888-1427 | Website

REI | 750 W American Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55420 | 952-884-4315 | Website

Where to Play When Not Biking or Hiking

There’s going to come a time when you’ll need a break from biking. But you don’t want to sit in your hotel room. Bloomington has many places where you can go for a nice break. And thanks to the city’s bike-friendly atmosphere, you can still get some pedaling in on your way there.

10145 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN 55438

7941 Southtown Dr, Bloomington, MN 55431

10200 Penn Ave S Bloomington, MN 55431

9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431



Mall of America

60 E Broadway,
Bloomington, MN 55425

Normandale Japanese Garden
9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431

Bloomington Historical Museum
10200 Penn Ave S.
Bloomington, MN 55431

AMF Southern Lanes
7941 Southtown Dr.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Hyland Lake Park Reserve & Play Area
10145 Bush Lake Rd
Bloomington, MN 55438

Where to Eat

Nothing compliments a memorable day on the trails like a great meal. The city is full of choices, whether it’s your favorite fast food joint or a place to sit and enjoy a nice burger and beer. Here you will also find countless restaurants to satisfy your appetite no matter what you crave.

114 West Market, Bloomington, MN 55425


2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN, 55425


130 West Market, Bloomington, MN 55425


Where to Sleep

A goods night’s sleep makes all the difference. Bloomington offers countless lodging options where you can kick back and relax after a hard day of riding and exploring. Many of these places offer various amenities as well. So whether you want to relax in the hot tub or enjoy a good book in your room, there’s plenty of options to choose from. For more choices, visit the city’s tourism website for a wide selection of hotels where you kick back and relax at.

5140 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55437

3200 E 81st St, Bloomington, MN 55425

7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55439

WI-FI Hotspots and the Library

You will find Wi-Fi access in many coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels. The public library is another good option. There are two libraties in Bloomington, the  Penn Lake Library is at 8800 Penn Ave S.  And, the Oxboro Library, at 8801 Portland Ave S. is another good option.

Nearby Airports

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory, MN 55111

See the Bloomington Tourism Bureau for more detailed information on your next trip to Bloomington, MN.