Cycle the Twin Cities


Cycle the Twin Cities

Check out the trails that connect the Twin Cities. The following are some of the most popular trails in the metro area. Grab your helmet and get ready to ride.

Cedar Lake Trail

As one of Minnesota’s first bicycling freeways, the Cedar Lake Trail runs from River Road in downtown Minneapolis (under Target Field) all the way to the western suburbs. This flat and highly manageable ride makes it nice for a family outing.

West & East River Parkways

These are two routes between Minneapolis and St. Paul. West River, with its ascents and descents to and from the river valley and the East River which is narrower and flatter terrain are both popular with cyclists seeking an easy ride where they can tune out the city life and enjoy some quiet time.

Lake Minnetonka LRT

This trail will take you into Minnetonka, Excelsior, and Victoria. The forest views off-trail are beautiful and won’t disappoint. The trail is 10 feet wide and composed of crushed, hard-packed limestone. This trail is ideal for a summer evening with the family, complete with a stop for ice cream!

Midtown Greenway

Nearly six miles long, it has three lanes: two for cyclists and one for walkers and joggers. It runs from West River Road in Longfellow to the Kenilworth Trail by Cedar Lake. (Kenilworth Trail closed until 2022)

Minnesota River Bottoms

This trail is best accessed by the Bloomington Ferry Road, Lyndale Avenue (Central), or Indian Mounds Elementary School, the trails of MRB follow the Minnesota River flood plains. The River Bottoms are flat and ideal for beginner – to intermediate-level mountain bikers. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife!

Dakota Rail Regional Trail

This is a 25.5 mile shady, scenic and paved trail that starts from the city beach in Wayzata and heads straight through the bays of Lake Minnetonka and St. Bonifacius and onto rural Mayer.

Luce Line State Trail

This trail takes bicyclists over and under highways on bridges and through many wetlands and lakes. A leisurely ride from Plymouth into Minneapolis or set out on an ambitious ride west of Plymouth.