Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Friday's Bike to Work routes

Because the TMO site is just a tad disorganized, in my opinion, here are the official starting points for the six Minneapolis Bike to Work day routes this Friday. And if you're lucky enough to live in North Minneapolis, you get to ride in with the fittest Mayor in America, R.T. Ryback himself, on the newly striped North Minneapolis bike lanes.

Routes and starting points:
North Minneapolis - Webber Park
NorthEast Minneapolis - The Quarry Mall
Midtown/Cedar Lake - Hoigaard's parking lot/Midtown Greenway trailhead
South Minneapolis - Bryant Ave S & Minnehaha Parkway
SouthEast Minneapolis - Minnehaha Park pavilion
Park Avenue - Park Ave S & Minnehaha Parkway
University Avenue - University Ave & Prior Ave (Menard's parking lot)

Here is a link to some very nice PDF documents that contain a map of each route, and also the written directions as well.
Bike Route Maps

On a completely different note, today was gorgeous. Temps were in the upper 60s-lower 70s, sort of cool if you're just standing around but perfect if you're active. Mostly sunny skies, and a 10-15 mph tailwind. The kind of days cyclists dream about. It doesn't get any better than this.

Date: May 17
Mileage: 25
Ride type: Commute
May mileage: 201
Year to date mileage: 1388


Jon said...

Except for the wind direction in the afternoon, I completely agree. Had a pretty stiff headwind going home.

Pete said...

One man's headwind is another man's tailwind. I had the headwind this morning coming in though, so it all works out in the end.