With the competition quickly heating up nationwide to see which city can become the nation's best bike city, Minneapolis has plenty going for it. After all, they have been anointed the "mantle" by Bicycling magazine who chose Minneapolis its #1 bike city in 2010.
One of the biggest reasons is thanks to the Minneapolis-St. Paul region having nearly 100 miles of greenways and off-street paths so residents can safely and quickly commute. And by far the most well known of those paths is the 5.7 mile long Midtown Greenway, which cuts thru the heart of Minneapolis from east to west, giving city denizens and easy way to travel.
The path has not just been good for cyclists, runners, and families, but business and real estate.
Thanks goes to the Bikes Belong Foundation for this third in a series of Streetfilms we were able to produce this summer from Minneapolis. Check out the Nice Ride MN & Sabo Bridge Streetfilms if you haven't already!