Sunday, August 29, 2010

Biking in Minneapolis

Last week we visited the Twin Cities. I grew up there and moved to Seattle in 1984. When I left, Minneapolis already had a great biking system. Now it is even better.

Today, there are over 50 miles of paths. But, what do you do when you are visiting and don't have a bike?  Minneapolis solved that problem with "Nice Ride" bikes. You can rent these at kiosks throughout the city. What a great idea, every city should have such a system. Especially those that claim great biking like Seattle.
With bikes rented, we could travel around the lakes and take in the other features that make Minneapolis an enjoyable city. 

Fishing at Lake of the Isles
Sailboat on Lake Calhoun 
Wild flowers on Lake of the Isles
Lily pads between the lakes