My GPS wasn't cooperating with me on this ride, so I am not sure how far I biked, but I am going to guesstimate that I biked about 10 miles, maybe more. The mileage doesn't matter, what matters is that I had fun and got some fresh air! Here are some of the sights I saw on this bike ride!
I started off by biking to the chain of lakes. I have logged countless miles around these lake so know them like the back of my hand. I love that you get peaks of the skyline at various points around the lakes! This picture was taken by Lake of the Isles.
After biking around the lake, I headed back towards downtown Minneapolis and biked through the sculpture garden where you'll find this famous cherry-on-the-spoon sculpture!
After that I biked through downtown Minneapolis and over to my neighborhood. There are a lot of beautiful areas in Minneapolis but my neighborhood is my favorite. I just think the St. Anthony Falls are so pretty!
|My head is blocking it, but my condo is located to the left of the tallest building in this photo.|
I biked across the river to an area called St. Anthony Main which is a really cute area with restaurants. It also features beautiful views of the downtown skyline!
I had biked for about 80 minutes so I figured I earned some gelato! I ate my salted caramel and vanilla gelato on a park bench with a view of the city. The gelato and the view were fabulous.
Running has always been my first love but I have to say that biking has become a close second. I am strongly considering getting a road bike as that would allow me to log more miles. The nice ride bikes are super convenient but since they are cruiser style bikes, they are super heavy so it's pretty taxing to do long rides on them. I have some bike research to do, but I just might be purchasing one this summer (and I am hoping I can talk Phil into buying one too so we can go on some biking dates!).
In the mean time, I'll be getting a lot of mileage out of these nice ride bikes. And when I renewed my membership they sent me some day pass vouchers so I will be able to use those when/if I have visitors!
Do you enjoy biking? Is your city bike friendly? Minneapolis is usually neck-in-neck with Portland for being the most bike friendly city in the U.S. We have lots of bike paths/greenways and many of our roads in the city have bike lanes so I feel pretty safe biking around.