Bicycles and transportation
Minnesota's newest bicycle route
Minnesota just designated a new U.S. Bicycle Route: USBR 41, the North Star Route, which travels from St. Paul to Grand Portage State Park. The 315-mile long route connects to the state’s first designated U.S. Bicycle Route, USBR 45, the Mississippi River Trail. North Star Route printable and downloadable electronic/GPS maps will be available in early 2017.
MnDOT is planning a May 20, 2017 ribbon-cutting event in St. Paul that will be followed by a six-day bicycle tour that ends at Grand Portage State Park. The ride is open to the first 32 people to register.
Bicycling contributes to the quality of life for people in Minnesota by connecting daily activities and creating access to the state’s amenities. The Statewide Bicycle System Plan supports bicycling as safe, comfortable and convenient for all people by providing a framework for how MnDOT will address bicycling needs and interests.