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“Terrific way to cover city's perimeter by bike”

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway
Ranked #22 of 206 things to do in Minneapolis
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Owner description: 40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city
Albuquerque, NM
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286 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Terrific way to cover city's perimeter by bike”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is one of the great features of Minneapolis. You can see tHe Mississippi, downtown and the waterfront, the chain of lakes and lots more. The signage is excellent. You can get bikes from the Niceridemn bike share program or use your own.

Visited May 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great way to get around- by bike!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway travels around the whole of Minneapolis and St Paul. It offers a much different way to travel around the twin cities- by bicycle! The trails run by lakes, parks, and forests, not to mention the great Mississippi River itself, giving you a breathtaking, refreshing way to travel through the cities.

Visited August 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great for walking or biking. Inner city lakes lined with stately homes and open spaces.”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Close to DT Minneapolis - less than 1.5 miles. Walk or bike from DT, thru Loring Park... Do stop at the amazing Walker Art Center's outdoor sculpture garden!! This will give you entree to the Kenwood neighborhood - Big mansions and stunning landscaping. Great bistros, too. Entire chain of lakes is MAY miles, so biking is ideal. Or, easy public transportation to "Uptown" neighborhood puts you in the center of things...restaurants, shopping, amazing people watching.

Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A great drive on a sunny day”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you're visiting Mpls and have a rental car, driving the grand rounds is a must!

I'd recommend this over pretty much anything else in the metro if you only have 1 day.

Visited March 2013
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Biking around Minneapolis”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

There are so many trails as part of the Grand Rounds, you need to map out your strategy. It can be very busy, so you need to watch the signs at intersections carefully so you don't get caught up in the flow and miss your turn. Well maintained and great fun.

Visited September 2012
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