Presenting the very bikeable Twin Cities

I recently returned from a trip to visit my family in Minneapolis-St.Paul last week. I had an absolutely brilliant time hanging out with my new niece, my family, and reuniting with the Twin Cities in the summer. It was hot as heck, but we had a great time, especially at the State Fair. Deep fried Twinkies anyone?

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My brother was keen to take my dad and I around the city on bikes.  I knew the Cities were great for cycling, but I had no idea how incredible the infrastructure actually was.  Bike racks on buses, easy bike parking, and a real sense of bike culture.

I needed to experience it for myself!! I had no problem borrowing a bike as my dad and brother had quite  a few to chose from.  From St. Paul, we crossed through beautiful parks and over bridges made for bikes.

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We rode down the Minneapolis Greenway, which was recently named the country’s top bike path. This was a bike highway, folks. When the Greenway crossed over roads, the majority of cars stopped even when they didn’t have to.  I was speechless.

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There is even a great bike shop and cafe only accessible by the trail.

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I had a great time exploring the city and seeing it in a way I had never seen it before.

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Even on the streets, there was loads of room to chat with one another.

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On my last night, my brother had a treat in store. With his special bike speaker and playlist, we hit the town for beers.

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From the Eagles to Bob Seeger to Jay Z – he captured it all.  There is nothing like empty streets as the sun sets, good music, good company – it’s the perfect Minnesota summer moment.

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And great Minnesota bikeable beers of course….

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Thanks to all for a great trip and for sharing with me such a wonderful bikeable city. Until next time x

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