Come out for the Minneapolis Bike Tour and see why travel writers rave

Named a top bike city in recent years by many sources, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will host the 13th Annual Minneapolis Bike Tour. With write-ups in Bicycling Magazine, CNN, the Travel Channel, and other media’s. The city’s park and rec department invites you, your family and friends to come and discover what all these travel writers are experiencing.

The Minneapolis Bike Tour

The annual fall bike ride is a family-oriented, recreational-tour which takes place on Sunday, September 15th, starting at 8 a.m.  The ride is great for all ages and abilities and spans the  Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System.

Fun riding the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System with no traffic. Photo MPLS Park & Rec Facebook

The bike event was created to bring cyclists together and support bike-related initiatives. Proceeds from the Minneapolis Bike Tour will benefit bike safety and education events for Minneapolis youth as well as bike trail improvement projects throughout the city-wide system.

This year’s route

From start to finish, three routes of scenic fun. Photo MPLS Park & Rec Facebook

The 2019 route features a picturesque start and finish line area at Boom Island Park (724 Sibley St. NE). There will be three routes to choose from; a 3.5-mile course, a 19-mile and a 32-mile. All routes are closed to motorized traffic and include stops with refreshments and bike mechanics.

A festival at the end

After your ride, meet new friends while enjoying refreshments and food. Photo MPLS Park & Rec Facebook

Stick around after the ride and enjoy live music, beer (courtesy of local Utepils Brewing) available to participants 21+ (must show ID),  food from local vendors, exhibitor booths and Bike Tour merchandise for sale!

Ride Registration

Pre-registration ends September 9th which includes the option to purchase an artist-designed bike tour t-shirt created by Brandon Gallagher Watson and a beer ticket provided by local Utepils Brewing to those 21 and older. Sign up today and help the City of Minneapolis celebrate their beautiful bike-friendly community.

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