Fill up your tires, strap on a helmet and get ready to hit the trail! Minneapolis is a wonderful city to explore by bike, filled with parks, lakes, and an exciting downtown riverfront. Planning to bring the kids along? Perfect. Biking is a fun and healthy way for families to spend time together outdoors. We’ve sketched out four of our favorite Minneapolis bike trails that incorporate classic cityscapes with kid-pleasing attractions.
Minneapolis bike trails along the Mississippi River
West River Parkway Bike Trail
Start: Lake Street-Marshall Bridge, Minneapolis
End: Bike either north along West River Parkway from Lake Street to the Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis or south from Lake Street to Minnehaha Regional Park.
Distance: These two Minneapolis bike trail segments are about 4.5 miles one-way.