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Old 03-07-19, 08:46 AM
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Visiting Twin Cities - looking for rides

What are good, scenic, safe routes to ride in the twin cities? any specific greenways? any particular shops to ride with? any shops do weekday rides? any rides further away that's worth the drive? let me know, thanks.
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Old 03-07-19, 09:29 PM
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What are good, scenic, safe routes to ride in the twin cities? any specific greenways? any particular shops to ride with? any shops do weekday rides? any rides further away that's worth the drive? let me know, thanks.
i can't tell you much about the twin cities specifically as I work there but don't live or ride there. But I know if you get out to more rural areas of MN, most of the state and larger county roads have nice wide paved shoulders. The state also has quite a few paved rail bed trails that are quite nice.,,if you are willing to get out of the cities.
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Depending on your level of riding, there are a couple shops which lead rides .

Contact Dan Casebeer at Grand Performance in St Paul for a lead....................
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http://www.bikeverywhere.com/twin-cities-bike-map/

This map is a great resource, well worth the price. There are a lot of great trails in the Twin Cities, I would look into riding any of trails near the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers.
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Take a look at google-maps with 'bicycling' turned on or search ridewithgps.com for routes in the twin cities..you'll find lots of options.

Or look at traillink.com..looks like there's plenty to sift through.

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I'd definitely check out Twin Cities Bicycling Club - they put on a lot of rides (which, I believe, are open to non-members.)

If you'll be around for a while and want scenic and hilly, c'mon down to La Crosse, WI. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive or so, but there's plenty of good routes (road and gravel with little traffic) and fairly regular group rides. The Root River Trail might be a bit closer, and also worth checking out.
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