See the Best of the Twin Cities on your Bicycle
The Twin Cities have excellent dedicated and shared bike lanes, paths, and routes for fun rides, good exercise, and for commuting purposes; some of note:
- Midtown Greenway – runs west from the Mississippi River and into Uptown
- Grand Rounds (ring around Lake Nokomis, Calhoun, Lake of the Isles)
- Mississippi River Greenway
- Various Bike Lanes as close as Summit Ave and all over the cities
Local Bicycling Organizations
- Cycles for Change is a volunteer- run nonprofit bike shop and organization that offers a great selection of affordable used bikes. Volunteers are always welcome to help fix old bikes in their mechanics’ shop – and learn some things in the process.
- Bike Walk Twin Cities is a federally funded initiative of $21.5 million dollars granted to the Transit for Livable Communities organization to reduce driving in the Twin Cities and increase biking and walking.
- St. Paul Smart Trips is an organization comprised of the former St. Paul and Midway TMO that supports commuting options beyond driving alone, from ride-sharing, walking, biking, and public transportation.
Helpful Bicycling Links
- Tips from BikeWalk Twin Cities for Winter Cycling
- Chicago Winter Biking tips that apply just as well in the Twin Cities
- Worried about leaving your bike outside? Check out these tips on How to Prevent your Bike from Being Stolen
For more information on biking options available on campus, check out the Bicycles at Macalester page.
Bike Shops Near Macalester
- Grand Performance, 1938 Grand Ave, St. Paul
- Express Bikes, 234 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul
- Boehm’s Bikes, 1592 Selby Ave, St. Paul
- Freewheel Bike, 1812 S 6th St, Minneapolis
- Now Bikes and Fitness, 75 N Snelling Ave, St. Paul