Biking on the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes by meetminneapolis in Flickr

Guided tours:

Calhoun Bike Rental
1622 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 827-8231
“Your fabulous Calhoun Bike tour director will escort you on your ride and provide you with interesting trivia and point out little known facts about our beloved city. Choose from one of our existing tours or create one of your own.”

Do-it-yourself tours around the Twin Cities:

Suggested itineraries with maps (Graffiti tour, Holy Rollers tour, Mmmmm Beer tour, Famous Architecture tour, Bike Bridges tour, Art Al Fresco tour, Urban Wildlife tour, ‘The New You’ tour, ‘Prince for a Day’ tour, Original Garage Band tour, ‘I See Dead People’ tour.

Bicycle Sharing

Nice Ride Minnesota:
“Nice Ride is a non-profit organization, and anyone can become a subscriber. Simply take a bike when you need one, and return it to any station in the system when you arrive at your destination. It’s quick, easy and affordable.” View a map of bicycle stations throughout Minneapolis.

Bike Rentals

Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
2834 10th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 238-4447

Penn Cycle
710 W. Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(and other locations)
Check Penn Cycle Tours for upcoming events

Erik’s Bikes and Boards Dinkytown
1312 4th Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN
(University of Minnesota (and other locations)
Check out Erik’s Rider’s Club Rides (2010) – 2011 rides will be posted.

5425 Excelsior Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(952) 929-1351

Wheel Fun Rentals – Lake Calhoun
3000 Calhoun Parkway East
Minneapolis, MN. 55408
(877) 273-2453
(612) 823-5765
Begins May 9. Can also rent kayaks, paddleboats, and canoes.

Cycling resources:

Twin Cities Bicycling Club
Bicycling in Minneapolis
Cyclopath (find a bicycle path to your destination)

Don’t want to pedal too much?

Minneapolis Pedal Pub by resedabear on Flickr

PedalPub -
Sixteen-person bicycle with a driver provided – planned tours or make your own. Best with at least 6 people, bring your own food and beverage.

Watch this blog for more information about cycling in Minneapolis!

Submitted by Wendy Roehlke on behalf of the LAC Hospitality Committee