Bike tour showcases Minneapolis trails

Updated: September 15, 2019 09:09 PM

Thousands of people had the chance to experience the Minneapolis park and byway system without any traffic on Sunday.

The 19 and 32-mile bike trails were closed off to car traffic as part of the annual Minneapolis Bike Tour. 


The event, which is aimed at encouraging young people to focus on healthy lifestyles, has become a tradition for cyclists of all ages. 

Organized by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, the ride allows individuals and families to enjoy the trails at their own pace. 

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"We have an amazing park system. And when you get out on these trails, and you go on our greenways, you really have this appreciation for how special Minneapolis is and how special parks and recreation is," Parks and Recreation Board Superintendent Al Bangoura said.

On Sunday, over 2,000 riders turned up, according to event organizers.  

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