Tag Archives: Bike Friendly Cities

The maps in the new MN Bike/Hike Guide offer many fun places to explore

Now in our 15th year of publishing the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide, tied to all the information at HaveFunBiking.com, we hope you find all the bike-friendly maps helpful in planning your next adventure. To help you select your next fun outing with family and friends, we have added some suggested route options to most of the maps, along with helpful tips and interesting places to get some refreshments. So bookmark the 2024 Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide so it’s ready and at your fingertips for that next bike adventure.

The MN Bike/Hike Guide is full of maps and tips for your next outdoor adventure.

Where can you find a printed copy of the MN Bike/Hike Guide?

As in the past, the Minnesota guides will continue to be available at the Minnesota Tourism Welcome Centers and many local libraries if you would like a printed copy. These handy pocket-size guides are perfect for paging -through, copying a map, or jotting down a few notes when planning your #NextBikeAdventure.

Please help us by sharing your comments on this year’s Bike/Hike Guides

We would like to hear from you as we update the guide. What do you like about the MN Guide, and how can it be improved so we can continue to add more helpful information in future editions? Please review this digital edition of the guides and share your comments with [email protected] – Thanks!

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‘Bikes vs. Cars’ documentry showing in Minneapolis

You may be interested in an upcoming bicycle related documentary that will be showing in Minneapolis in early March.  The documentary is titled ‘Bikes vs. Cars’, and is described by the film team as ‘an award-winning film that explores issues facing bicyclists, improving urban mobility, and implications for the world if we do not work together on proactive transportation measures‘.
The film will follow the individuals around the world that are fighting to create change. We meet Aline at Sao Paulo’s Ciclofaxia, the weekly Sunday ride where one lane of Paulista Avenue is opened for bikes only. Aline is an inspirational person in the city’s bicycle movement, who tries to focus on the positive aspects of being a cyclist. But that can be difficult in a city where one bicyclist is killed every four days. And in Toronto, where mayor Rob Ford strips away the city’s bike lanes in his battle to win the “war on cars,” we watch as members of the Urban Repair Squad infiltrate the streets at night, using spray paint and stencils to replace them.
Picture promotes the screening of 'Bikes vs. Cars' March 7-8, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

Picture promotes the screening of ‘Bikes vs. Cars’ March 7-8, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

According to the promoters website – Urban automobile congestion is a global problem. This compelling documentary that takes a close look at Los Angeles and São Paulo and the cyclists who are on the front lines of change. Inspiring, timely and a perfect means of seeing how Minneapolis and other cities might become an even better bike friendly city. Promotional support is provided by the Hiawatha Bicycling Club, carsrcoffins.com and other Twin City bicycle activists.

You can see the movie trailer for ‘Bikes vs. Cars’ here at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et8iEIPhooM

Where:  Trylon Microcinema,  3258 Minnehaha Av,  Minneapolis

When:  March 7th and 8th; 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Tickets are $8.00.  According to Trylon’s website, you can purchase in advance here, or at the door
I hope you consider attending one of these screenings.  It seems pertinent to our cycling passion.  Thanks.

Did Your City Make the Best Bike-Friendly Place to Work List?

from Kyle Therese Cranston, Commuter Benefit Solutions

The U.S. Census Bureau just released their list of best bike commuting cities. So, in honor of bike to work week, we thought we’d dedicate this post to sharing the fascinating results. See which cities made the list.

cb14-86_graphic_biketoworkThe Census Bureau estimates that bicycle commuting has increased by 60% in the last decade. For those of you out there keeping score, from the span of 2000-2012, bicycle commuting jumped from 488,000 to 786,000. That’s quite an impressive leap.

So what are the best bike commuting cities? Check out the nifty infographic below, courtesy of the Census Bureau.

Thirsty for more? Check out our Best Bike-Friendly Cities post to see which U.S. cities are considered biking Meccas.

Thinking of starting a Bike to Work program for your employees? Take a gander at our highly informative 5 Things to Consider Before Launching a Bike to Work Program.

And as always, Happy Commuting!