In celebration of its annual art festival next weekend, Lakeville, MN will host it second 2017 Pedal in the Parks bicycle rides this next weekend.

Ride with the mayor and pedal the parks before the Lakeville art festival

With the fall celebration of the Lakeville Art Festival happening this weekend, you can also learn more about the potential bike routes in the city. Another Pedal in the Parks bicycle ride is scheduled for Saturday morning. Those cyclists interested in learning about the city’s bike friendly attributes will have the opportunity to ride with the Mayor and discover all the routes that links to several of the city’s parks.  After the ride head to the art festival, scheduled throughout the weekend. Or checkout Lakeville’s new mountain bike park for some adrenaline biking fun.

The last ride of the Lakeville ‘Pedal in the Park’ 2017 series

In celebration of its annual art festival next weekend, Lakeville, MN will lead its second Pedal in the Parks bicycle ride this Saturday.

In celebration of its annual art festival the second Pedal in the Parks bicycle ride will happen Saturday.

Start your weekend activities with a bike ride with Mayor Douglas Anderson and the Lakeville Friends of the Environment. The bike tour begins at 9 a.m. and will explore many of the city’s bike friendly routes. Along the route ride participants will discover many attractive segments of the community’s outdoor spaces. Don’t worry no one will be dropped on this family friendly ride. However, all ride participants are expected to ride at a moderate pace so everyone can share their favorite routes and stories after returning.

Coinciding with the Lakeville Art Festival, the tour begins at Pioneer Park Plaza, in the downtown area, at 20801 Holyoke Ave.Lakeville, MN, 55044 . Bike tour participants will return back to the downtown area so they can take in the art festival. You can register online for this bike ride with the city parks department by clicking here or call 952-985-4600 for more information.

The ride is scheduled to last approximately two hours, depending on the number of registered bikers and the route. Please bring a helmet and water bottle.

After the ride make it a day at the city’s art festival

Take in the Lakeville Art Festival with over 90 artists exhibiting

Take in the Lakeville Art Festival with over 90 artists exhibiting

Considered by many to be one of the finest art festivals, the Lakeville Art Festival is held the third weekend in September. This year the event will feature over 90 artists in an intimate and accessible setting. The artist booths are staged in a park-like atmosphere that allows for a unique circular type arrangement to help showcase their work. Plus many of the artists have scheduled demonstrations over the two days of the festival.

Another family friendly highlight at the art festiva,l stop into their “Young at Art” tent. This workshop area is stocked with plenty of art supplies, art project ideas and experts to get the creative juices flowing.

If you prefer check out the new mountain bike trail in Lakeville

Working closely with the city, the Lakeville Cycling Association has constructed a mountain bike trail system on the west side of Lake Marion. Another family friendly attraction, the new course is approximately five miles in length and trail segments allow plenty  of fun features for beginning, intermediate and advanced mountain bikers. This is a single track, one way, trail system that includes multiple switchbacks, berms and rollers. Final work for this trail was completed recently and is now open for all to enjoy.

The new Lakeville mountain bike course is fun for the whole family.

The new Lakeville mountain bike course is fun for the whole family.

To check out his new, year round, mountain bike trial system see map. You can access the trail head in Casperson Park, by parking in the gravel lot north of the soccer fields, at 19720 Juno Trail. Watch for trail updates and trail conditions on the clubs Facebook page.

For those visiting the area who want to learn more about connecting from the area hotels to the trails and fun things to do when not riding, see the At-A-Glance Lakevile and their map.

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